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AN OPEN LETTER TO

MR. PRESIDENT –
MOHAMMADU BUHARI
WORKING OUT OUR OWN DEMOCRACY,
POLITICAL STABILITY, ECONOMIC GROWTH
AND CORPORATE EXISTING BY PREMIERED
SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT IN NIGERIA
PREAMBLE
Sir I wish to congratulate Your Excellency, on your reelection as the President of
our great country Nigeria for the second term. Also, seize this opportunity to
introduce the premiered system of government for the better today and greater
tomorrow of Nigeria; and the International Movement for the Unity and Progress
of Africa (IMUPA), Nigeria chapter. Truly, you are a leader that is worthy of
emulation and acceptation. A leader with humble and liberal heart who does not
think about himself alone or run away from problems but view problems as
challenges.
Again, I wish to appreciate Your Excellency for breaking the age barrier or limit in
leadership. As far as leadership or governance is concerned, age, sex or
academic segregation should not be a barrier in contesting for any elective post.
More so, the youths are vibrant agents of positive change and development and
they should not be deprived or discounted.
Your courage sir, to take up the challenges of our great country – Nigeria at this
period is highly commendable. Out of the four presidents that have led the country

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since 1999, it is your own government that has wholeheartedly volunteered to
take up the nation’s challenges. To break the circuit and effect positive change
and development, and to build one united indivisible nation despite the terrifying
appearances and opposition of the anti-progressive elements and forces (home
and abroad).
At this crucial time in the nation’s history, the need for clear sense of direction and
belonging, cohesiveness and redemptive strategy for unity and oneness, peace
and harmony, love and progress of our great country – Nigeria has compelled one
to look into the form and nature of our political life and history, practices and
belief, and other structural settings of ours that hinder the rate of our national
development, corporate existing, political stability and maturation. Out of this
understanding and hope, a new socio-political and economic structure that will
move the nation forward and make our leaders more liable has been engendered
– The Premiered system of government. To open the eyes of Nigerians
(particularly our political leaders) to see the light in the old premiered system of
government - the regional government and regional police as the last resort in this
time of economic and political in consistencies, since the aim of this government
is to take Nigeria to the next level.

INTRODUCTION
Mr. President, when we are talking about positive change and transformation, we
have to really prepare for it. Of course, true and effective change or
transformation is more than mere lip saying. It involves a dramatic reversal of the
current status quo, or a dramatic turnaround in terms of attitudinal change,
internal consolidation or fortification of the various sectors, organs and arms of
government. That is restoring orderliness and discipline, accountability and
transparency, equity, justice and truth to the Land. Thus, if our country must
experience genuine change and transformation, we must be ready to pay the
price, sacrifice and do a lot of reforms and restructures.
Bitterness, ethnicity, sectionalism, segregation, tribal prejudice, religious bigotry
and sentiment, second thought and doubt have eaten deep into our fabrics and if
we allow it to fester, it will continue to hinder and affect our rate of development,
friendship and corporate existence and the generation yet unborn. Again solving
the problems of cultural difference and political disharmony would require
strategy, sacrifice and concerted effort. Nigeria as a nation was founded on the

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platform of faith and love, righteousness and honesty and made up of three
regions. The three regions were constitutionally and administratively structured
such that each region pooled its resources (human and natural) together to
provide numerous valuable advantages for its citizens for the overall socio-
political and economic growth of the nation.
However, the challenges of cultural diversity and political disharmony arose
among us in the 1960s which the government were unable to manage and
subsequently led to the civil war of 1967-70. No nation is above challenges. We
fought the civil war and came together again. Every minor/major disagreement is
meant to further enhance or strengthen relationship and to bring out new things.
The civil war gave birth to twelve (12) states (which in my own opinion may not be
easy to come by under a peaceful dialogue. The twelve (12) states were created
by Gen. Yakubu Gowon (Rtd) military government on the platform of faithfulness
and love, honesty and righteousness to reconcile and to build one united
indivisible nation.
However, the Nigeria problem was renewed when nineteen (19) states were
created in 1976 by Gen. Murtala Mohammed led coup. The seven additional
states created in which four (4) states were created in the north, two (2) states
where created in the West and only one (1) in the East generated controversy.
The arrangement lacked merit, faithfulness, love and interest for the unity and
oneness, peace and harmony, love and progress for our dear country, having just
come out of Civil war not quite more than five years then.
Thus the Eastern people of Nigeria felt marginalized and subjugated. Also, his
government gave special privileges and rights to the Northern region of the
country above the other regions. This unfounded attitude of his government
jeopardized the love and interest of many Nigerians and the new Nigeria intention
of his predecessor. This was how subjugation, marginalization, partiality,
discrimination, sectionalism, dichotomy, hegemony, favoritism, godfatherism crept
as sneaked in and thwarted the good intention of military government. Nigeria
population has increased proportionately and there is unprecedented increase in
state and local government councils’ creation, since then, however, his wrong
setting continues to militate, hunt, hurt and destabilize the nation’s corporate
existence, and hampered economic growth and political stability.

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Your Excellency, cultural/tribal discrimination political disharmony, bitterness and
other forms of prejudices or segregation should not be allowed to fester at all. It
may take time to change people and make them adapt to a new culture but the
arms of the Law are such that within a twinkle of an eye can make the highest
offender to weep for his criminal offences regardless of his cultural or religious
inclinations. Building an egalitarian society devoid of ethnicity, tribalism,
sectionalism, godfatherism, religious bigotry and sentiment is very important to
taking Nigeria to the next level.
Mr. President, we are looking in earnest for a new Nigeria of our dream and a new
age where employment, enlistment, promotion, posting, appointment, admission
etc will no longer be a matter of state of origin, catchment area, federal character,
quota system, zone and zoning, or who you know. How great would our joy be in
Nigeria and what a great encouragement would it bring to our younger ones if
employment, enlistment, admission, promotion, posting, election etc is no longer
by whom you know, federal character, quota system, state of origin, catchment
area, zone and zoning; a Nigerian nation where one would feel belong and never
to be treated a second class citizen in one’s own fatherland.
Thus the essence of the premiered system of government, however, is to uproot
completely every seed of bitterness, ethnicity, sectionalism, tribal prejudice,
religious bigotry and sentiment, cultural differences and political disharmony
which has continued to hinder the rate of our development, economic growth and
political stability. Furthermore, it is meant to build a systemic and lasting structure
that will keep, hold or bind us together, unite us, foster deeper love and effective
communication, aid economic growth and rapid industrial development and
political stability; such that we can commit into the hand of our younger ones now
and thereafter.
However, the premiered system of government also comes with some measures,
provisions, steps and responsibilities in order:
(i) to resuscitate, revamp, reconsolidate and resolidify the nation’s economy,
brotherhood, and corporate existence.
(ii) To reestablish the nation’s politics, system of administration and justice
delivery on accountability and transparency, integrity, orderliness and
discipline, equity, justice and truth.

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(iii) To build a new commonwealth national government and people that will
renew Nigerians faith and belief, absolute loyalty and faithfulness, and total
allegiance to the Commonwealth Republic of Nigeria.
BACKGROUND
Sir, the issue of regional government and regional police in Nigeria nation, like
many others, is quite unfortunate. Some people narrowly think and believe that
the regional government is simply or just one of the usual system of government
that can be discarded or thrown away. This is not only erroneous or absurd but
also a disservice to the nation and act of disloyalty to the faith and belief, practice,
goal and objective of our heroes past and founding fathers. The regional system
of government surpasses any rule or option.
Firstly, the word ‘region’ has deep meaning in Nigeria history, politics and
economy or corporate existence than to undermine or discount it.
Secondly, the fact that the regional government encases regional police which
some well meaning Nigerians agitate for today confirms how laudable and
formidable the system of government, in that to have regional police confers on
the nation and the citizens peace and freedom from slavery, oppression,
suppression of colonial masters, individuals and military incursion. It also signifies
security of life and property, harmonious life and living with one another. Thus the
regional government is life, way and practice of our forefathers and Nigeria that
we ought not to bury or discount.
Mr. President, many a time, one does not know the value of a thing, not until such
is lost or taken away. This is exactly how one can describe the regional
government and regional police in Nigeria history. A lot of government
parastatals, institutions, establishments, private institutions and corporate
organisations, industries and banks, and other financial institutions that were
established in the 1950s and 1960s/1970s by our fathers, that aided economic
growth and industrial development have either fizzled out, or skeletally and
superficially existing today. What are some of the causes or problems which led to
their extinction and collapse?
One. The abolition of regional government and its provisions. Mr. President,
forsaking the old landmark can be very disastrous and ruinous. We stand a
chance to forfeiting a lot of opportunities, benefits, advantages and fortunes,

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facing terrible challenges when we choose to forsake the old landmark. Nigeria
forsook the old landmark – the regional government and its provisions, and we
are facing the consequence. Again, Nigeria forsook the twelve (12) states
structure and two hundred and ninety (299) local government arrangement (1967-
76), and we are facing the consequence too. One could imagine the pains,
sufferings and hardship, trouble and affliction, Nigerians have been subjected too.
The political leaders could do nothing to stop it since the foundation has been
destroyed.
Two. The government policy on concentration of power and wealth of the nation
at the centre, its implementation and attendant results also led to the extinction
and collapse of some of these institutions built by our fathers. Your Excellency,
we selfishly and diplomatically deviated from the old settings of our fathers, which
was good enough for our economic growth, political stability and corporate
existence. The concentration of power and wealth of the nation at the centre,
federal character, quota system, state of origin, zone and zoning, age, sex and
academic segregation (BSc/HND), North and South, Christian and Muslim,
Yoruba, Hausa, Ibo, Tiv, Ijaw etc dichotomy may appear to be good government
policy, the truth of the matter is, it does nothing to the nation, but infiltration,
bastardisation, adulteration, pollution, corrosion and erosion, thereby weakening
the economy, politics, public administration and justice delivery. The
concentration of power and wealth of the nation at the centre is the power holding
us into ransom.
Three. Arbitrary and indiscriminate creation of state and local government
councils and its devious arrangement also led to the extinction and collapse of
some of the institutions, industries and companies built by our forefathers. Nigeria
is facing or going through unanticipated troubles, affliction, suffering, misfortunes
consequent upon disobeying the wise counsel of our great political legend and
philosopher – Chief Obafemi Awolowo of blessed memory on state and local
government creation.
Mr. President, Thirty six (36) states and seven hundred and seventy four (774)
local government councils today are heavy burden and yoke on the economy and
politics, public administration and judgement. The arrangement has been more
beneficial to individuals than Nigeria nation. Our leaders had only succeeded in
dividing, sectionalizing and fractionalizing the country with the arrangement.

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In light of this, the Premiered system of government is a measure to restore our
fortunes, save and set us free from the agent of torments, torture, oppression,
depression and suppression occasioned by defective structure and lack of respect
for the wise counsel from our great political legend and philosopher – Chief
Obafemi Awolowo of blessed memory. It is a revelational knowledge and built up
of the old regional government that shows how our heroes past were able to
move the economy of Nigeria forward in the early years of our national
independence and before. The sincerity, accountability and transparency, justice,
equity and truth that go with the system of administration inspires us.
Thus, the Premiered system of government will help to stop failure, crisis,
violence, unemployment, economic recession, poverty and penury, hunger and
starvation, bribery and corruption, insecurity of life and property, lawlessness and
indiscipline etc. It will enable us to enjoy abundant natural resources we have
been divinely endowed with.
This measure would help to bring back Nigerians (particularly the youths) who
have wandered away in search of fake greener pastures abroad.

STATE OF THE NATION


Mr. President, Nigerians have had a great deal about the serious problems
fermenting in our society and body politics. For quite a long time, the Nigeria
government has been building walls of separations and partitions among us
through incessant and devious state and local government creation, federal
character, quota system, state of origin, catchment area, age, sex and academic
segregation (BSc/HND), Zone and Zoning, North and South dichotomy, Christian
and Muslim dichotomy, Yoruba, Hausa, Ibo etc dichotomy, etc.
Without iota of doubt, our founding fathers made a good start in formulating good
government policies for our great country. They also provide a good platform,
structure and system of government – the regional government for our great
country. Then, the public service and Nigeria as a whole were doing well until the
late 1960s when the structure and system of government were punctuated and
infiltrated.

Truly, the military government introduced us to American system of government


and politics with state and local government council and presidential system of
government and Nigerians did embrace it. But today, Nigerians are no longer

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comfortable with it because every nation with his own peculiar nature and problem
and way of solving it. However, the present system of administration and
arrangement has continued to build walls of separation and partitions against the
unity and oneness, peace and harmony, love and progress of our great country
that we need to disentangle ourselves.
Secondly, a lot of Nigerians are dissatisfied with the deplorable state of the nation:
1. How we see our younger ones roam about the streets aimlessly, sleeping
and waking up without meaningful accomplishment and focus. Quite a
number of them invest precious time and money into education and obtain
degrees and higher diploma, only to graduate and be jobless. Also some of
them invest many years to learn trade or vocation in various fields, only to
finish and begin to source for financial backing and start-up capital without
success.
However, there are some who manage to gain employment with government
establishments and big organizations. Also, there are some who manage to
gain employment with private companies or succeed in starting small scale
business, but some years later find themselves back in the labour market due
to hard economic reality and situation in the country.
2. It is alarming today, the rate at which Nigerians (particularly the youths)
queue up at the foreign embassies (American, British, Canadian etc) in
search of greener pastures. Many have sold their belongings. In fact, some
have taken it to the extreme of selling their fortunes to secure visa to these
nations. To them, those nations are better places where they could make it.
3. Fighting for the good welfare and physical well being of Nigerians is
paramount. History records of how our fathers lived comfortably well, long
and healthy throughout their day. They lived better in terms of good health
and diet than our present generation who live mostly on drugs, and not on
balanced and good diet. The body wellbeing is hinged on healthy dieting and
living. Eating well has the advantage of preventing diseases and sicknesses
in the body.
4. The level of insincerity, lack of trust, accountability and transparency,
fraudulent practices in the society particularly in public service is alarming.
The books of accounts are manipulated anyhow by public servants and quite
a number of consulting firms are induced and coopted to compromise

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standards. The books of accounts and other documents under their care are
doctored either to favor them or group of individuals and to promote fraud.

5. Despite the fact that grave is an unwanted place, it has continued to take
many peoples’ life in our country on daily basis. Whosoever is fortunate to be
alive in Nigeria and safely performing one business activity or the other
should count him or herself lucky. This is because the security network is
terribly bad. As a matter of fact, not all who go to sleep wake up, and not all
that go out come back. So many are killed by Boko Haram insurgents,
Hausa-Fulani herdsmen-gunsmen, kidnappers, armed banditry, and money
rituals etc. Quite a lot are crushed down by vehicles or accidents due to bad
roads. The grave has continued to swallow lives of innocent, hardworking,
brilliant, talented and defenceless Nigerians. There is no safety of life and
property again in the country.
6. Politically, the Nigerian politics has become worthless, and lost its quality and
value. Unlike in the olden days, the Nigerian politicians are known to be no
keepers of electioneering campaign promises. Many have seen
electioneering campaigns and rally as mere entertainment and jamboree or
political propaganda. Also a lot of Nigerians are overwhelmed by fear, worry,
panic, anxiety, violence, thuggery, rigging, killings, death that go with
elections and electioneering in Nigeria.

Your Excellency, the importance of building bridges to save, redeem, consolidate,


solidify our relationship and transform the nation’s economy, politics and system
of administration and friendship cannot be underestimated in view of the chaotic
condition of living in our country. The secret of economic growth, political stability,
corporate existence and industrial revolution lies in:
(i) uninfested state and local government council arrangement
(ii) strong political party and formation and electoral process
(iii) regular supply of electricity and water
(iv) regular payment of workers’ salary and allowances
(v) education, health, research and development
(vi) Agricultural and rural development
(vii) Sports and Youth development
(viii) Effective leadership, public administration, policy and justice delivery
(ix) Effective time management, etc.

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Incidentally, we have lost focus of these weapons and continued to promote
concentration of power and wealth of the nation at the centre, federal character,
quota system, state of origin, catchment area, zone and zoning, age, academic
and sex segregation, North and South dichotomy, Hausa, Ibo, Yoruba dichotomy,
Christian and Muslim dichotomy. If our heroes past did not joke with regular
supply of electricity and water, regular payment of workers salary and allowances,
sports and youths development, housing, good living and working environment,
effective time management, education, health, research training and
development, professionalism, apprenticeship, dignity of labour, hardworking,
vocational training, scholarship, bursary, loans and grants etc. why must we in our
generation continue to take it with levity? Therefore, building bridges to save,
redeem, consolidate and solidify our relationship and friendship is important for
the following reasons:
One. Some decisions taking four or five decades ago are still having negative
effects, not only on our family ties/bonds or economy, but on the nation’s
politics and system of administration. The present deplorable situation in
our country today are direct consequences of the decisions our leaders
made in the past. They took those decisions and here we are today facing
its consequences. Somebody claims that you can have power over your
decision, but cannot control the consequence(s). There is need to revisit
and review some of those policies/decisions particularly the concentration
of power and wealth of the nation at the centre, federal character, quota
system, state of origin, catchment area, age, sex and academic segregation
(BSc/HND), zone and zoning, North and South dichotomy, Christian and
Muslim dichotomy, Yoruba, Hausa and Ibo, Tiv etc dichotomy. Quite a
number of those decisions/policies have driven away partly or wholly
citizens loyalty and total allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Two. Mr. President, we have had a great deal of what has been transpiring in the
construction and manufacturing industries. How the federal and state
governments have not been transacting or contracting jobs, projects,
businesses with Nigerian professionals, businessmen and women,
indigenous contractors and consulting firms. It is an act of selfishness,
foolishness and wickedness to connive with foreigners to loot the nation or
place on higher pedestal a foreigner than your own fellow countryman or

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woman. Such practice or ill behavour has brought untold hardships,
sufferings and pains, lower our integrity and aided unemployment, bribery
and corruption, embezzlement, looting, crimes and criminality, poverty and
penury, hunger and starvation, economic misfortune to naira and capital
market. Therefore, we need victory over those factors that make the
government not to transact business with our indigenous contractors and
consulting firms, professionals and manufacturing companies.

Three. Most times Mr. President, we get so little returns or output because we do
things out of religious sentiment, tribal prejudice, ethnic interest or bias. For
example, we know someone is not due for a position or capable of handling
a project, position or office but because he/she is from our own tribe,
religion or section of the country, we place him there. Yet we fight against
corruption, insincerity, injustice and lack of truth.
Instead of committing an assignment into the hand of a person that can do
it, and do it well, the reverse is the case. Committing a national or official
assignment into the hand of a person on the basis of tribal interest or
religious sentiment is quite unfortunate, unfair, and ungodly and would often
give us results far less than we would have gotten if we allow merit,
competence, experience, qualification, education and national interest and
love to prevail.

Four. Time is one of the most essential values of human life and governance. Our
heroes past appreciated the importance of time. They lived and worked to
time. They also followed the principles of timing and laid good examples for
us on how important time is. They managed the economy, resources,
people including time and made everything beautiful and good for us.
Nothing can work or operate well outside a functional timetable and
schedule. But today we no longer value time. Thus we need victory over
those factors that have made us not to value time and schedule. We need
to operate humbly, surrender and comport ourselves to time if Nigeria
should move forward.

A NEW DAWN
Your Excellency sir, the time has come to take the bull by the horn and forsake all
else for the excellence and greatness of our great country - Nigeria

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(i) To change the attitude of Nigerians most especially the political leaders and
civil servants who are ever money conscious than seeking for the progress
of our great country.
(ii) To redirect the path or attention of many Nigerian public servants to
faithfully seek the unity and oneness, peace and harmony, love and
progress of our great country – Nigeria.
Running after money at the expense of national interest and commitment has
brought failure and economic misfortunes to the nation. Failure comes when
someone begins to pursue personal interest or gain instead of national interest.
Many Nigerian politicians and public officers/civil servants seek for appointment,
position, employment, recruitment, enlistment etc. in order to make Nigeria great,
but some woefully seek for it in order to ruin the economy and perpetrate all sorts
of evils. While there are some civil servants or elected officers that use their
wealth of experience, talents and gifts to promote unity and oneness, economic
growth and political stability of the country, quite a lot of them use their wealth,
position and authority to harm others and drag the nation backward. To sponsor
Boko Haram insurgents, killings and wanton destruction of lives and property by
Hausa-Fulani herdsmen gunsmen. Also they use their wealth, position and
authority as civil servants or public officers to sabotage, oppress and suppress,
depress, subjugate and humiliate their ranks and file and junior officers.
Howbeit, the situation in our country are not matters of emotion but political will
and direction. Although one is happy and proud to be a citizen of Nigeria, but that
happiness and joy is incomplete because of the various tribal conflicts, disputes
and ethnic clashes, political disharmony and other social ices and wrong value
system that pervade the country. Again, democracy is not earned for the benefit
of certain few, but for all Nigerians. Every citizen or tribe in Nigeria is important
and the socio-political and economic stability and growth depends on joint,
creative, active and innovative support of all Nigerians. Therefore, whatever
agenda or policy that has been used implicitly or explicitly to hinder our corporate
existence, economic and political stability is nothing but counterfeit and ought to
be discontinued.
It is time Mr. President to do the right thing and to start teaching and telling the
truth in love to our younger generations who are born to this wrot and whose ears
have been used to lying tongues, lies and deceits. The socio-political and

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economic situation of the country is getting worse and out of control daily and the
nation’s economy and politics has not improved because we have failed to tell the
truth to our younger ones or show them the right way Nigeria should be governed.
In the old regional government, there existed three regions – East, North and
West in that order. Then each region were given constitutional powers to control
the nation’s wealth and riches in its domain to provide numerous valuable
advantages for its citizens in the overall interest and development of the country.
Later on, the numbers of regions were increased to four namely; East, Midwest,
North and West in that order. The military took over as a result of political
turbulence, violence and killings that engulfed the nation in the mid-1960s. Thus
the idea for regional government was dashed.
The Gen. Yakubu Gowon (Rtd) military government came with the idea of states
and local government and created twelve (12) states out of the four regions
namely:
i. Benue – Plateau State - Jos
ii. East Central State - Enugu
iii. Kano State - Kano
iv. Kwara State - Ilorin
v. Lagos State - Ikeja
vi. Midwestern State - Benin
vii. North Central State - Kaduna
viii. North Eastern State - Maiduguri
ix. North Western State - Sokoto
x. Rivers State - Port Harcourt
xi. South Eastern State - Calabar
xii. Western State - Ibadan

The arrangement was meant to reconcile us and keep Nigeria one. But the
subsequent military governments indiscriminately created and arbitrarily
increased the numbers of state and local government councils as they emerged.
Thirty six (36) states and seven hundred and seventy four (774) local government
councils were created in 1999 just before handing over to civilian government. In
a way, it is quite encouraging, but they did not consider the cost of running it.

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Accordingly Mr. President, in 1999 when the country finally transited to civilian
and democratic government, a lot of logjams and bandwagons transitted along
with. Some political jobbers and merchants, miscreants and mischief makers who
were not originally part of democracy fighters hijacked it. Of course there was no
way those leaders of thought could identify and prevent them given the fact that
what really matter at that time was to hurriedly get out of military rule.
However, some events that took place thereafter revealed that the mixture has
brought negativity and setback. No sooner we transitted than we realized that
thirty six (36) states and seven hundred and seventy four (774) local government
councils were heavy yoke and burden on the nation’s economy and people. This
is because all of a sudden, the nation’s recurrent expenditure most especially the
overhead expenses on elected and non elected officers skyrocketed beyond
reasonable level.
Consequent upon this, sir, the workers’ salary and allowances could not be paid
as at when due. The health and academic, research, training institutions, banks
and other allied financial institutions, industries, government parastatals and
agencies, corporate organisations could not be adequately funded. Therefore
many of them folded up. Also the standard of living worsened and the rate of
inflation, bribery and corruption, unemployment, poverty, diseases, sicknesses,
death soars, and the value of naira in the foreign exchange market declines and
the collapse of capital market itself.
Again, no sooner we transitted than we realised that twenty eight (28), now ninety
one (91) registered political parties is a serious setback and a great temptation to
our political stability, growth, maturity and maturation. The level of corruption,
political violence, unhealthy rivalries and sharp practices, internal wrangling and
discord, insincerity, defection, apostasy, interparty alliance, breach of trust and
oath of office increased.
Consequent upon this sir, Nigerians started reacting and complaining about the
high rate of bribery and corruption, lawlessness and indiscipline, abuse of power
of incumbency and lack of respect for rule of law and constituted authority. Also
the inability of government to meet the expectation and demand of Nigerians
particularly the workers often result to social disorder and strike between the
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The miscreants, political jobbers and merchants, and mischief makers who
pretended to love the progress of the country and hijacked the power started
misbehaving. These crops of leaders did not show gratitude to Nigerians that
gave them mandate or contented with their position and possession but corrupted
and mismanaged the economy to the extreme. Bribery and corruption, tribalism,
sectionalism, godfatherism, favouritism, lawlessness and indiscipline, insincerity,
lack of transparency and accountability parade themselves freely in our country.
Also, there is lavish and reckless spending, looting and embezzlement of public
funds, unlawful enrichment, money laundering, conflicting incentives, ostentatious
lifestyle and living, lack of decorum, monopolistic and arbitrary use of power, oil
theft are generally on the increase.
Furthermore, money has been turned to inevitable god. There is human blood
shed flowing freely in our streets for money, position and power. People engage
the services of herbalists and false prophets/imams to kill for money, power and
position. Quite a number of our political leaders rise to the top through human
blood shed and sacrifice. Also, a loyal person is considered a fool while the
wicked ones are preferred and celebrated. A lot of kinsmen have seen election or
appointment of their cousin, nephew or in-law an opportunity to win contracts,
employment or enrich the family and community. Failure to comply with their
demand(s) often result to conflict, violence, hatred or death.
Mr. President, this is not the kind of democracy we bargained for. Challenging
times are inevitable, there will always be the way out, the very last resort when
several others have failed. However, it depends on what one resorts to during
challenging times. Thanks for our forefathers that instituted the regional system of
government and regional police along with, as a point of reference and focus. As
a nation and people that have faith and belief in the political history, life and
practices or legacies of our heroes past, this should moderate our sense of
judgment, reasoning and understanding. Also, it should moderate our choice of
governance, provision and direction. It should also modify our policy, living and
disposition to the use of old method.

NEED FOR RESTRUCTURE


Your Excellency, as Nigerians react differently to restructure or no restructure,
one seeks to make peace by taking inventory of the socio-political and economic

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activity since 1999 and the presidential system of government in operation. The
core issue is whether we have strong and unifying national government and
system of administration or arrangement that can keep, hold or bind us together,
unite us, foster deeper love and effective communication, promote economic
growth, political stability and maturation such that we can commit or handover to
the younger ones now and thereafter. Again, do we have that brotherly affection
for one another and our great country? Are we ready to forego our so called
“rights” in order for Nigeria to move forward and know peace, so that the incoming
generation could benefit from such sacrifice? Mr. President, quite a number of
Nigerians do not understand the benefits that restructure would attract:
1) No nation can achieve excellence and greatness without making the
necessary restructure or reform. The socio-political and economic situation
is getting worse, and out of control daily because of defective structure. The
kind of sufferings, pains and hardships to which we finds ourselves are
uncalled for in view of the nation’s huge human and natural resources and
investment. Thus the restructure is meant to transform the economy and life
of Nigerians, to bring joy and happiness and improve the general wellbeing
of the people.
2) Sincerity of purpose and genuineness of heart are part of the prerequisites
to fulfill one nation and destiny and to be a true citizen of Nigeria. Also
sincerity and national interest and love are very important factors in serving
one’s own fatherland. Thus we need a structure that will compel our political
leaders (elected and non-elected) to move from the level of mediocrity,
insincerity, wanting to grab-it-all, ethnocentric, religious bigotry, and
sentiment to becoming “light” and “salt” to the present and incoming
generation.

3) Some people want to rule at all cost despite the fact that they don’t have the
prerequisites. Thus they make use of youths in rigging, thuggery, killings,
and rituals, political violence, electoral malpractices and hooliganism and to
perpetrate various evils. What about those who want to get rich at all cost
and they feel going into politics will fetch them quick money? Others who
don’t have opportunity of going into politics, go to money rituals, yahoo plus,
and other fraudulent malpractices, armed robbery, kidnapping and the likes.
There is need for a systemic and lasting structure that will flush out

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selfishness and greed, poverty and penury, crimes and criminality, human
sacrifice, lack of respect for rule of law, constitution, constituted authority
and party guidelines etc.

4) Nigerians are crying of bribery and corruption, lawlessness and indiscipline,


insincerity and lack of accountability and transparency, injustice and
inequality, marginalization and subjugation. Also, Nigerians are dying of
hunger and starvation, poverty and penury, sicknesses and diseases,
joblessness and job insecurity etc. while a number of our political leaders
have kept on amassing the nation’s wealth and riches to themselves, while
uncountable numbers of under privilege Nigerians around them suffer.
Nigerians are in dire need of effective pain relief structures and measures
that would put an end to our pains and sorrows, keep, hold or bind us
together, unite us, foster deeper love and effective communication, aid
economic growth, political stability and industrial revolution. And what can
help to put an end to incessant killings, violence, strike, shift of base from
one political party to another, looting and bedeviling problems of bribery and
corruption, Boko Haram insurgents, Hausa-Fulani herdsmen-gunmen
attack, kidnapping, cattle rustlers etc. is to restructure.

5) Moreover, Nigeria has a privilege place in Africa and the world economy.
We are expected to be above board. Our economy and rate of development
suppose not to be compared with any country in Africa but defective
structure has robbed us of this noble opportunity. Why should a country
expected to be the giant of Africa be underdog?

In light of this, working out our own democracy, political stability, economic growth
and industrial revolution and corporate existing will require the following:
A. THE ABOLITION OF PRESIDENTIAL SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT AND
INSTITUTING THE PREMIERED (REGIONAL) SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT
Mr. President, it is quite unfortunate that we have continued to rubbish
ourselves by forsaking the old system of administration as instituted by our
fathers and embrace the ideology of other nations. Every nation has its own
peculiarity, nature, tradition, culture and belief and the citizens of that country
are expected to comply with the set standard. As America or Britain have
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own peculiar way of doing things. Every nation with its peculiar nature and
problem, and the way of solving it.
As a nation that believes in the political history, life and practices of our
heroes past, our pattern of administration and leadership ought to conform
with theirs. What distinguishes Nigeria from the rest of the world is our
solidarity complex. The ability to pattern or order our politics, life and living or
system of administration toward the old regional government and
arrangement matters in taking us to the next level. Also, we must be ready to
show ourselves decent. The presidential system of government may be good
for America, but not Nigeria because of our own peculiarity, nature, tradition,
culture and belief.

THE UNIVERSAL NEED FOR THE PREMIERED (REGIONAL) SYSTEM


OF GOVERNMENT
The significance of the premiered (regional) system of government to the
people of Nigeria cannot be overemphasised. One. Heroes past did not joke
with the welfare and wellbeing of the people. Education, health, housing,
electricity and water, good transportation system, commerce and industry,
agricultural and rural development formed the major manifestos despite the
terrible situation they found themselves. The people’s well being was
paramount in their agenda. Thus the citizens were loyal and faithful to the
government and constituted authority. The system of government equally
provided regional police, to maintain orderliness and discipline, accountability
and transparency, safety of life and property as well.
But today, the government show less concern. Our politicians do not care, if
the masses who voted them in live well or not. How much education, health,
housing, electricity and transportation votes have been siphoned? The future
of our younger ones is being jeopardized as the political leaders amass the
wealth of the nation, and equally use them as thugs, killers and for various
crimes and dirty deals. Let our political leaders be leaders indeed, who take
due responsibilities of the masses. A lot of youths are facing unemployment
as a result of corruption in the country. Thus the premiered system of
government is meant to stop autocratic and oppressive rules and restore the
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Mr. President, quite a number of questions are asked before evolving the
premiered system of government. The questions cover a wide range of socio-
political and economic landscape and settings such as state and local
government creation and arrangement, political party and formation,
elections and electioneering, safety, the 1999 constitution of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria as amended; the government policy on concentration of
power and wealth of the nation at the centre, federal character, quota
system, state of origin, catchment area, zone and zoning, age, sex and
academic segregation (B.Sc./HND), office of the first lady. The questions are
as follows:
1. What was the main issue that led to state and local government in
Nigeria and has it been resolved?
2. To what extent have states and local government councils creation
benefitted the economy, politics and people of Nigeria?
3. One what basis were additional states and local government councils
created in 1976? Do we need additional states and local government
councils as at that time having just come out of civil war?
4. What is the size and population of Nigeria to warrant thirty six (36) states
and seven hundred and seventy four (774) local government councils
today?
5. What is the size and population of each state and local government
council? Are they viable enough to stand as state or local government to
generate enough revenue to meet the need and expectation of the
citizens?
6. Does it mean that one governor with all his artillery (Deputy,
Commissioners, Special Advisers, Chief of Staff, Secretary and Personal
Assistants) cannot (for example) handle:
a. The entire former Benue-Plateau state or East Central State of
Nigeria?
b. The entire former Kano State or Kwara State?
c. The entire former Midwestern State or North Central State of Nigeria?
d. The entire former North Eastern State or North Western State of
Nigeria?
e. The entire former River State or South Eastern State of Nigeria?

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f. The entire former Western State of Nigeria if Lagos State is still being
handled by one Governor?
7. Can Nigeria economy and politics move forward with thirty six (36)
states and seven hundred and seventy four (774) local government
councils, concentration of power and wealth of the nation at the centre?
8. What are the main issues that brought about federal character, quota
system, state of origin, catchment area, zone and zoning, age, academic
and sex segregation in public service? To what extent have they aided
economic growth, political stability, friendship, public administration and
justice delivery in Nigeria?
9. Can Nigeria nation have strong political will and order with multi-party
system and registration of ninety one (91) political parties?
10. How can we save, redeem, consolidate and preserve the sovereignty of
our great country – Nigeria and build one united indivisible nation?
11. How can we revamp the nation’s economy – the collapsed banks and
allied financial institutions, industries, capital markets and Nigerian
currency, corporate organizations, government agencies and institutions
(education, health, research and development)?
12. How can government generate enough employment and business
opportunities for the teeming population of Nigerian youths?
13. How can government improve workers and students’ welfare and
condition of service and living, and make life easy, comfortable and
enjoyable for aged, retired parents and grandparents, disabled persons,
widows, orphans and motherless children?
14. In which way can government restore orderliness and discipline,
accountability and transparency, faithfulness, equity, justice and truth,
total allegiance to Nigeria nation?
15. Politically, how can we stop incessant shift of base from one political
party to another, apostasy, interparty alliance, lack of respect for rule of
law and constitution, party guidelines and constituted authority, breach
of trust and oath of office?
16. In what way can we stop rigging, thuggery, violence, wanton destruction
of lives and property, unhealthy rivalries, and sharp practices, internal
wrangling and discords, fear, panic, worry, anxiety, regret, bankruptcy
and death that go with elections and electioneering in Nigeria?

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17. How can the government cut down recurrent expenditure, overhead
expenses on elected and non elected political leaders and improve on
capital expenditure?
18. How can the government attain self sufficient and sustainable economy?

Mr. President, out of these questions, understanding and hope grew the
premiered system of government. And when we are talking about ….. page
to paras 5 Wise men believe that what goes around comes around and that
the past has the power to haunt the present and make viable the future.
Moreover, location is very crucial in determining a man’s success and
greatness in life. This is because until you relocate to your God-ordained
place, your God-given allocation cannot locate you. Likewise of a nation that
fails to discover its rightful location cannot advance, thus the need to institute
the premiered system of government.

B. THE ABOLITION OF FEDERAL SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT (FEDERALISM)


AND INSTITUTING THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT
Mr. President, unity is working together in one accord. It is the state of being
in agreement with one another. Unity enabled our founding fathers to achieve
their noble objective for our great country’s amalgamation and to secure the
nation’s independence at the right time. Unity also enabled the military
government to lead the country through the dreaded Nigeria civil war and to
rebuild the economy as well. Talking about commonwealth, it occurs when
the citizens share their life experience together in an atmosphere of love and
respect. When we communicate together in love with one another until the
whole country becomes united and a republic.
Mr. President, we do talk about one nation and one destiny, yet divided and
competing against one another in the way we handle national matters. While
one will say: I am from the North, another will say: I am from the South South
or Niger Delta. Another will say: I am from the East (Igbo) or West (Yoruba).
Moreso, we take pride in the wrong doings or criminal behaviours of our
leaders just because he/she is from our own tribe or section of the country.
Similarly, there are some of our elders and elites who are working in harmony
to sabotage the nation’s unity and oneness, peace and harmony through
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and forum such as Arewa Consultative Forum, Northern Elders’ Council,
Egbe Afenifere to mention but few. They work in harmony to promote
ethnicity, sectionalism, divisions, hatred and to water down the quality of our
family ties and bonds.
Nigeria is facing unanticipated problems of tribal conflicts, disputes, ethnic
clashes, Boko Haram insurgents, kidnappers, and other unsolvable socio-
political and economic problems because we forsook the old landmark – the
regional system of government. Although, there are bound to be intra or inter
tribal conflict or dispute, but they are best resolved or averted through
formidable structure in brotherly love. Thus we need the commonwealth
system of government for unity and oneness, peace and harmony.
Furthermore, we need the commonwealth system of government to fight
poverty and penury, hunger and starvation, unemployment, economic
recession, inflation, lawlessness and indiscipline, bribery and corruption, lack
of accountability and transparency, insecurity of life and property etc. As
citizens of Nigeria, we suppose to live successfully, progressively and joyfully
in view of the large abundant natural and human resources of ours, but the
reverse is the case. Scarcity of (food, money, job, accommodation, electricity
and water), poor means of transportation, poor medical care and check up,
poor academic learning/teaching/living environment, non-payment of
workers’ salary and allowances are major challenges we are faced with
without exemption.
It has proven so difficult for some Nigerians to make ends meet. So many
companies, industries, banks and corporate organizations have closed down
operations. In consequence, it has caused many Nigerians to lose their jobs,
health, spouse, memory, accommodation, focus, integrity, position and place
in the society.
Fighting poverty and penury, hunger and starvation, joblessness, job
insecurity, inflation, economic recession etc. requires internal consolidation or
fortification (restoring orderliness and discipline, accountability and
transparency, justice, equity and truth) of the various sectors, arms and
organs of government. It requires attitudinal change, brotherly affection,
caring and giving, sharing and daring, hospitality and charity. This is the
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economic growth and rapid industrial development and revolution to the
western world including Nigeria in the 1950s and 1960s/1970s.
In the early years of our national independence and before, when we
operated the regional government, Nigeria had some Nigerian businessmen,
industrialists, and philanthropists who did not only speak about love but
demonstrated sincere and genuine charity, care and hospitality to reduce the
level of poverty and penury, unemployment, hunger and starvation,
sicknesses, diseases and death. And the government truly encouraged and
supported them by creating enabling environment.
These great men of affluence, industrialists and philanthropists used their
money, talent and gifts to establish industries (small, medium, large scale),
private institutions, to provide employment and business opportunities and
generate revenue to the government. They also made several donations to
health, academic and research institutions, government agencies, non-
governmental organizations (NGOs), gave out scholarships and loans,
awards for academic excellence to Nigerian students. They offered
community development services and programmes, aided sports
development. They also provided good working and living environment, good
salary and allowances to their workers.
Unfortunately today, quite a number of Nigerian billionaires and millionaires,
industrialists are blindfolded by their wealth and affluence, while uncountable
numbers of underprivileged Nigerians around them suffer. Instead of
investing in worthwhile businesses that will generate business and
employment opportunities for Nigerians and revenue to the government, they
prefer to acquire landed properties, keep fat bank accounts and operate
multi-national investment outside the country. If Nigeria must move forward
sir, there is need to put in place a systemic and lasting structure that will
encourage and attract foreign investors and compel Nigerian billionaires and
millionaires to invest in Nigeria. We need to return to regional government,
and phase out federal system or structure and embrace commonwealth
system of government.

Benefits
(i) Economic Growth and Rapid Industrial Development

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The abolition of federal system of government (federalism) would aid
economic growth and all round industrial development. Since 1999,
professionalism, apprenticeship and vocational training, dignity of labour
and hard work have been despised and discouraged by the government.
To despise or discourage is to show lack of interest in something or
somebody. The Nigerian professionals as a body and professionalism as
a viable weapon for economic growth and meaningful development
ought to be warmly embraced, in order to reach the next level. Also,
apprenticeship, vocational training, dignity of labour and hard work
should be encouraged for two major reasons:
One. The socio-political and economic progress of any nation and
resuscitation of its economy rests on the professionals (doctors,
engineers, scientists, lawyers, technicians etc.).
Two. The professionals are known as prime movers of the economy of
any nation. The world over never records any tangible success,
excitement or achievement without the professionals.

Three. One of the moving achievements of the late sage and


philosopher – Chief Obafemi Awolowo’s government in the then Western
region was the recognition he gave to Nigerian professionals, indigenous
contractors and consulting firms.
However, as important as they are all over the world, and as full of
matter, idea, innovation, knowledge and creativity as they are, the
Nigeria government has continued to despise, discourage, deprave,
neglect and condemn them. To a large extent, the source of the nation’s
economic hardship, poverty and penury, hunger and starvation,
unemployment, economic recession, high cost of living, corruption,
insincerity etc. has been traced to disbarment of regional system of
government, inadequate or poor recognition of professionals, indigenous
contractors, consulting firms which were not the practice or order of
event in the regional government.
The danger and consequence of stopping or disbarring the regional
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professionals, indigenous contractors, and consulting firms jobs and
business opportunities, and access to government contracts and
consulting services, and the danger and consequence of placing
foreigners on higher pedestal than Nigeria professionals, contractors
and consulting firms have been well articulated. Such practices have
promoted bribery and corruption, crimes and criminalities, lack of
accountability and transparency, collapse of capital market, banks and
other financial institutions and Nigeria currency.
Therefore, we need victory over those factors that make Nigeria
government to abolish the old regional government and police, despise,
abandon and deprave our own professionals (Doctors, Engineers,
Scientists, Lawyers, Technicians), indigenous contractors, and
consulting firms, business men and women, manufacturing industries
access to government privileges and opportunities. We also need victory
over those factors that make the Nigerian government to prefer
transacting businesses with foreigners than Nigerian business men and
women.

(ii) Workers Welfare and Physical Wellbeing


Mr. President, since 1999 the Nigerian workers have continued to be
deprived and depraved of regular payment of salary and allowances
(annual leave bonus, offstation and inconvenience allowance, overtime
and travelling allowance, transport and housing allowance, December
(Xmas) bonus, free medical care etc.). The welfare of Nigerian workers
as a whole should be paramount and warmly embraced by both public
and private sectors for the nation’s economy and politics to move
forward and Nigeria to know peace, to reduce poverty and penury,
hunger and starvation, sicknesses and diseases, death, insincerity, lack
of commitment and dedication to duty.
In fact, the bedrock to socio-political and economic stability, redemption
and growth is hinged on workers’ well being and improvement. Unlike in
the olden days when we had regional government in place, quite a lot of
Nigerian workers today are stressed out on their jobs and careers, while
uncountable numbers of them are critically sick at home and cannot
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show downward trend and the workers, because of poor medical care
and check up, poor nutrition and inadequate rest.
Health is wealth and it is a primary asset that should not be discounted.
But the situation in the country has forced a lot of Nigerian workers to
mortgage their health, to run after money. The financial statement of an
average Nigerian worker today is below marginal level and except the
financial needs are improved upon, our economic growth is at risk. The
basic needs of life are food, cloths and shelter. When the incomes are
mainly able to meet the basic needs only, it means such worker is still
living in poverty. Thus, there is need for a systemic and lasting structure
that will improve the welfare and physical wellbeing or living condition of
Nigerian workers. Such a formidable structure that will put an end to
incessant worker’s strike, lateness to work or absence from duty,
mediocrity, insincerity, crimes and criminality, lawlessness and
indiscipline, lack of accountability and transparency, sicknesses and
diseases, regrets, debts and untimely death.

Also there is need for a lasting structure that will make life easy,
comfortable and enjoyable for the aged, retired parents and
grandparents, disabled persons, orphans and motherless children.
Hence the need for the premiered (regional) system of government to
phase out federal structure (federalism) and the presidential system of
government.

EDUCATION, HEALTH, RESEARCH, TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT


Mr. President, we need the premiered system of government to enhance
educational, health, research, training and students’ welfare development.
The most valuable asset which can be given to the future generation is
education. Since 1999 sir, when we transitted to civilian government,
learning and teaching has continued to suffer great setback particularly in
public schools due to lack of infrastructural facilities, working equipment and
teaching aids. The condition of service for teaching and non-teaching staff
is poor. The problem is compounded by government policy on the
concentration of power and wealth of the nation at the centre, federal
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to improvise the modern day technology by some teachers/lecturers to their
teaching curriculum.
For instance, how can a lecturer or research fellow teach or conduct
research successfully at this modern age without ICT and its devices? Of a
truth, the nation’s, socio-political and economic growth and development
today demands for Information Technology (IT) in diverse fields. Unlike the
olden days, the teaching profession, research, training and development
has been relegated and underfunded. The commitment by the government
to improve the most valuable industry worldwide is required.
Again, it is time for Nigeria government to come to terms with other
advanced nations of the world to improve the quality and standard of
polytechnic education in Nigeria in order to enhance the nation’s
technological advancement and breakthrough. The polytechnic education
has been undermined and Nigerian polytechnic students have been
deprived, denied, rubbished and neglected. It is time for the government to
bridge the segregation between B.Sc. and HND holders, university and
polytechnic education in order to enhance effective communication,
friendship, cordial relationship and promote technological breakthrough and
advancement.
Your Excellency, because education and training, research and
development has not been made compulsory, some Nigerian leaders have
been taking chances with it. Also some companies, banks, industries and
corporate organizations, agencies have taken education, training, research
and development lightly because there is no immediate sanction.
On students’ welfare sir, unlike in the olden days, the Nigerian students
have been depraved and deprived of government privileges and rights,
bursary allowances, free education, free medical care and checkup, food
subsidy, scholarship, loans and grants, good living and academic
environment, regular supply of electricity and water, good means of
transportation and adequate rest etc. The danger and consequence of
depriving and depraving them these facilities has led to poor academic
performances, lawlessness and indiscipline, sicknesses and disease and
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secret cults, armed robbery, kidnapping, fraudulent practices (yahoo plus),
drug pushing etc.
No excuse could be genuine or sufficient enough to deprive or deprave
Nigerian students access to bursary, scholarship, loans and grants, good
living and academic environment, regular supply of electricity and water,
good diet, good medical care and check up etc. Thus we need victory over
those factors that make the government to deprive the students their
privileges and rights hence the premiered (regional) system of government.

C. THE ABOLITION OF FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT


COUNCIL AND INSTITUTING CENTRAL, REGION AND PROVINCE
Mr. President, the concentration of power and wealth of the nation at the
centre has continued to impede our rate of growth and development, while
it is daily abused by the anti-progressive elements. The civil /public servants
and some well meaning Nigerians are quite aware that the concentration of
power and wealth of nation at the centre has weakened the system
administration and justice delivery. It has also brought economic hardship,
suffering, and misfortune, looting and embezzlement of public funds,
collapse of education, health, capital market and naira value, banks,
industries, aviation, NEPA and other public institutions as enumerated:
1. Maladministration and Loss of Focus
The concentration of power and wealth of the nation at the centre has
led to maladministration, loss of focus and made availability of quick
fixings, short cuts and cutting corners very lucrative and attractive
business in public service. The difference between the old regional
government (whereby each region were given powers to control the
wealth and riches of the nation in its domain including safety of life and
property), and the present dispensation (i.e. concentration of power and
wealth at the centre) is that there was no partiality, bias, ethnic interest,
religious sentiment, selfishness and greed in the system.
For instance, when it comes to the issue of award of contract(s),
issuance or renewal of license, passport, sworn affidavit and declaration
of age, foreign currency, bailiff, tax holiday concession, customs duty
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loans and advances, bursary award etc., there are rules and regulations
(as laid down by our fathers), but such rules and guidelines are most
frequently violated today, which often lead to bitterness, sorrow, regret,
sadness, disappointment and failure etc. and eventually short cuts and
cutting corners are promoted.
Nigerians are so much used to shortcuts, quick fixings and cutting
corners. Uncountable numbers of our past leaders (military or civilian)
took shortcuts to get elected or promoted, employed or enlisted. These
crops of leaders are the ones that messed up the nation’s public service,
politics, economy and system of administration and justice delivery and
values till today. To worsen the situation, they greedily, diplomatically
and selfishly amass and allocate the nation’s wealth (oil blocs), outwit
and divert the nation’s properties (land and building) to themselves.
Whereas, and of a truth, when we had regional government and regional
police, such abuse of power of incumbency is not possible. The
concentration of power and wealth of the nation at the centre will
continue to allow the anti-progressive forces to gain access to the
nation’s wealth and riches and perpetrate evils the more.
2. Uncertainties, Mishaps, Hostility and Pressure etc.
Mr. President, quite a lot of Nigerians today are faced with life’s
uncertainties in their businesses and career, profession, office and
family. Uncountable numbers are bequeathed with family mishaps,
hostilities and pressure, endless life of blackmail, joblessness, servitude,
poverty, hunger and starvation, incarceration and unfair treatment in
their place of work. Such are the tough and terrible experiences which
many Nigerians are passing through. Whereas, of a truth, when we had
regional government and each region were given the opportunity to
control the wealth and riches of the nation in its domain to provide the
needed valuable opportunities and advantages for its citizens in the
overall progress and development of the country (including security of
life and property) there was competitive progress and advancement,
employment and business opportunities all over the country.
Then, there was regular payment of workers’ salaries and allowances,
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free education, research, training and development, food subsidy,
bursary and scholarship, loans and advances etc. Then merit, education,
qualification, hardworking, punctuality, years of experience, competence,
professionalism, apprenticeship, vocational training were cornerstone for
appraisal, promotion, appointment, employment, enlistment, posting etc.
before the concentration of power and wealth of the nation at the centre,
federal character, quota system, state of origin, catchment area, zone
and zoning, sex, age, academic segregation (B.Sc./HND), North and
South dichotomy, Christian and Muslim dichotomy, Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo
dichotomy came on board and turned Nigeria upside down; swept away
national interest and love, sense of belonging, loyalty and total
allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Now, we are surrounded with economic hardship and misfortunes,
collapse of capital market and Nigeria currency (naira and kobo), banks
and other allied financial institutions, industries, unemployment, hunger
and starvation, sicknesses and diseases, dejection with negativity.
3. Wastage of Life and Property, Reckless and Lavish Spending,
Looting and Embezzlement of Public Funds
The concentration of power and wealth of the nation at the centre has
led to wastage of life and property, reckless and lavish spending, looting
and embezzlement of public funds:
(i) A lot of many promising lives have been cut short abruptly by Boko
Haram insurgents, Hausa-Fulani herdsmen-gunsmen, cattle
rustlers, kidnappers, armed banditry, money ritualists, and the like
in recent time. Whereas, and of a truth, if we have regional
government, and each region is given the power to secure its own
region (including provincial police), they would have been able to
curtail, control the widespread
(ii) Nigeria is spending quite a lot of fortunes on security without
tangible success, achievement or results, because of concentration
of Nigeria police’s service, activity, operation and command at the
centre. Whereas, and of a truth, investigation and study has proved
that when we had regional police, there was tangible results,
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transparency, security of life and property, orderliness and
discipline, sincerity, loyalty and total allegiance to the government,
and
(iii) Nigeria is spending quite a lot of money on salaries and allowances
without tangible results. Large percentages of the nation’s capital
budgets and recurrent expenditure go to the pockets of elected and
non-elected political leaders (Governors, Deputy Governors,
Ministers, Commissioners, Special Advisers, Chiefs of Staff,
Lawmakers, Local Government Chairmen, Secretaries and
Personal Assistants etc.), and members of their family as salaries
and allowances, and bribe. How much of government votes on
education, housing, health, electricity and water, transport, sports
etc. are being siphoned due to concentration of power and wealth of
the nation at the centre? Whereas, of a truth, investigation and
study has proved that one governor (for example) with all his
artillery (Deputy, Commissioners, Special Advisers, Chief of Staff,
Secretary and Special Assistants) can do what seem three, four or
five governors are doing and the nation will get higher results. The
same thing with local government administration and management.
Investigation and study has proved that one local government
chairman can do what seem three, four or more local government
chairmen are doing and the country will get higher results. Not only
that it will afford us to measure their competence and
resourcefulness and rate them for higher elective posts.
(iv) Nigerians have seen the terrible things unleashed on our youths in
some Northern parts of Africa, Europe and Asia. Also the attack or
mistreatment on some innocent Nigerian businessmen and youths
in South Africa are too obvious to overlook. The concentration of
power and wealth of the nation at the centre has promoted mass
and unguarded movements of Nigerians (particularly the youths) to
seek for greener pastures abroad. Whereas, and of a truth, when
we had regional government, Nigerians were being begged with
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4. Lack of Accountability and Transparency, Inefficiency and Low
Productivity
The concentration of power and wealth of the nation at the centre has
virtually affected all the various sectors, arms and organs of government
– education, health, aviation, industry, electricity, mines and power;
federal, state and local government council; Executive, Legislative and
Judicial arm of government, banks and allied financial institutions, capital
market and value of naira etc. Today we have so many universities,
polytechnics and colleges of education, and graduates but only few
universities and polytechnics could measure up to international standard
and grade. And only few graduates are working and communicating
effectively.
Again, we have many states and local government councils, but just few
of them are viable enough to be called state or local government council
in the real sense of it. Also, we have many state governors, deputy
governors, local government chairmen, lawmakers but only few of them
could be rated for meaningful achievements and higher elective pasts.
There are very many politicians and registered political parties but only
few of them are making significant impacts. Also, there are very many
government institutions, agencies, establishments, industries, banks and
other allied financial institutions. How many of them are productive and
really aiding economic growth and political stability of the country?
The concentration of power and wealth of the nation at the centre has
adversely affected the operation, activity and management of them all.
Whereas, of a truth, when we had regional government and regional
police, there was consistent economic growth and well rounded
industrial development, productivity and efficiency of labour.
5. A Child of Circumstances
Mr. President, you will recall sir, that the concentration of power and
wealth of the nation at the centre was not a popular will of the people. It
is a child of circumstances that came to be because of the political crises
that besieged our great country in the mid 1960s. The political brouhaha
and killings of one another, coup and counter coup, and the civil war
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and two hundred and ninety nine (299) local government councils
created and the concentration of power and wealth of the nation at the
centre.
Your Excellency, sweat without sweet taste is of no use. Since 1999,
when we transitted to Civilian government, several attempts have been
made to revamp the economy, yet to no avail. Why should we continue
to work and labour, yet experience or remain in the same state – poverty
and penury, hunger and starvation, economic recession, unemployment
etc. The concentration of power, and wealth of the nation at the centre is
part of the anti-progressive policy to deal with. We experience
corruption, wastage, economic recession, unemployment, poverty and
penury, killings, violence, insecurity of life and property, lack of
accountability and transparency, etc. because we have concentrated
everything at the centre and because we have forsaken the old
landmark – the regional government and regional police which were the
main source of our economic growth and stability, prosperity and
fruitfulness in the 1950s and 1960s.

D. DECLARATION OF NEW COMMONWEALTH (NOT FEDERAL) REPUBLIC


OF NIGERIA
Your Excellency, Sir, in Nigeria we have continued to be victims of
circumstances – enslavement, self imprisonment, and self-imposed
suffering and hardship. Our heroes of blessed memory fought tooth and nail
to ensure Nigeria attained independent status at the right time, and
remained one united indivisible nation. Little did we know about the pains,
sacrifice, sufferings, abuses and depravity they went through from the
colonial masters. However, what we undergo today are worst. To be socio-
politically and economically depraved, enslaved, oppressed and
suppressed in your own fatherland and on the basis of federal character,
quota system, state of origin, catchment area, zones and zoning, age, sex,
academic segregation (BSc/HND), concentration of power and wealth of the
nation at the centre, North and South, Christian and Muslim, Yoruba,
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In the early decades of our national independence up till the time we have
twelve (12) states and two hundred and ninety nine (299) local government
councils (1967 – 76), Nigerians were enthusiastically loyal to the Federal
Republic of Nigeria. The civil servants were devoted and dedicated to duty.
Workers’ salary and allowances were paid as at when due. The public
officers took the oath of office and remained loyal. He also gave pledge to
be faithful, loyal and honest and to serve Nigeria with might and strength
and abided by it. He also received the service of obedience to the
government and constituted authority and held to it.
Then, the public servants were rewarded, promoted, and recognized by
qualification, profession, merit, competence, years of experience and
performance. Someone’s service could easily be recognized and
handpicked for national honours and merit award. Then, the Nigerian
citizens also had easy access to government provisions and privileges –
quality and free education, and training, free medical care, and check up,
business and employment opportunities, admission, contracts,
appointment, scholarship, loans and bursary, regular supply of electricity
and water, good means of transportation etc. One could easily work,
school, serve or live in any part of the country without restraints until 1976
when nineteen (19) states were created and the order of events changed.
Then the Northern agenda came on board.
Mr. President, serving our fatherland in truth, love, honesty, sincerity of
purpose and genuineness of heart and in full capacity is crucial to effective
working of democracy. Also having a formidable national agenda will
facilitate economic growth, political stability and friendship. It will enable us
serve the nation in truth, love and honesty. But in Nigeria, we have been
implementing northern agenda which was introduced more than four
decades ago by some Northern cabals and mafias during the military rule to
protect and promote northern interest in governance and leadership.
Sir, the sense through this revelation is not
(i) To blame those northern cabals/mafias (military or civilian) for their
ingenuine or impure motives, but rather to seek for better way to build
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(ii) to prevent the present and incoming generations from embracing
wrong practice or value system
(iii) to commit into the hand of our younger ones a formidable structure
which they can uphold now and thereafter
(iv) to make the younger ones understand how the nation’s economy,
politics and corporate existing were ruined and still being ruined
today. Nigerians are tired of subtractive and divisive system of
leadership and governance. We are one nation and one people.
It is high time Mr. President that we realize that no tribe or section of the
country is more superior than the other. Neither should we continue to
judge ourselves in terms of size and population (e.g. the north is two-third
the size and population of Nigeria). Neither should we continue to govern
ourselves in terms of which state or local government you come from and
the religion, nor on the basis of federal character, quota system, catchment
area, age, sex and academic segregation (BSc/HND), zone and zoning,
North and South, Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba dichotomy, rather we should see
ourselves one body (nation) and one entity (destiny).
It is the combination or togetherness of all the various tribes and sections of
the country that makes Nigeria one nation and one destiny. Also, it is the
combination or collective effort of all the various tribes and sections of the
country that makes for meaningful, virile, healthy nation and enduring
UNION .
Quite a lot of Nigerians today have zeal for the unity and oneness, peace
and harmony, love and progress of our great country – Nigeria but get
stuck. To have zeal for one’s own fatherland is to be passionate in the
things that affect its rate of progress, unity and oneness, peace and
harmony. The early politicians were zealous Nigerian political leaders and
nationalists who committed their time, energy and resources to the cause of
saving and freeing the nation. Many of them sacrificed their lives in order to
ensure justice, equity and truth prevailed in the country. Unfortunately, the
Northern agenda which came on board in the mid 1970s frustrated the
whole efforts of our fathers and brought untold hardships, sufferings and
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Mr. President, the danger and consequence of Northern agenda to Nigeria
corporate existence, politics, economy and system of administration and
justice delivery has been well articulated. Such agenda counterfeited
national interest and love, goal and objective, vision, faith and belief of our
founding fathers. Not only that, it has made us bad and wicked neighbours,
such that we don’t see ourselves as one nation and people. Some will say:
“Nigeria is not one, we are just deceiving ourselves, one day, one day we
will break and everyone will go on its way”. Also the cost effect on Nigeria
economy, politics, reputation, dignity in the comity of nations and being the
first black race nation in the world cannot be overemphasized.
Sadly, the situation in the public services today has proved clearly how the
system of administration and justice delivery has been bastardized,
infiltrated, adulterated and counterfeited in the name of federal character,
quota system, state of origin, catchment area, zone and zoning, age, sex,
and academic segregation (BSc/HND), North and South, Christian and
Muslim, Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo dichotomy.
Mr. President, we need no fruitless and baseless mere academic exercise
to prove that we operate a divisive and subtractive system of administration
in Nigeria. Divide and Rule system is not only in operation, it has eaten
deep into us and collapsed the whole institutions and settings of our fathers
and turned the nation’s system of administration and justice delivery upside
down. How some anti-progressive elements have made our individual and
collective service, sacrifice and offering unacceptable, inimical and
worthless.
Without iota of doubt sir, our forefathers made a good start in formulating
good government policy and setting for our great country to be united. They
also set a good standard of administration and structure for Nigeria to move
forward and know peace. We knowingly, selfishly, diplomatically and totally
deviated from the old setting of our fathers, which was good enough for our
economic growth, political stability and corporate existence to imbibe
counterfeits. The ideal nature of service, setting and offering, however,
should be such that would promote, deepen friendship, unity and oneness,
peace and harmony, economic growth, industrial revolution and political
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Your Excellency, the present structure – concentration of power and wealth
of the nation at the centre, federal character, quota system, state of origin,
catchment area, age, sex and academic segregation (BSc/HND), zone and
zoning, North and South, Christian and Muslim, Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba
etc. dichotomy, though they may appear good right choice but the fact
remains, they do nothing to the nation and economy than corruption,
pollution, corrosion and erosion. They have washed away national interest
and love, dedication and devotion to duty, loyalty and total allegiance to
Nigeria nation as enumerated:
First and foremost, the public administration is ineffective without due
process and those who aspire to be one must totally embrace and follow
due process. It is generally observed today that some public officers have
placed themselves above the law, correction, discipline or instruction of
their boss. They constantly refuse, reject, ignore warnings, instruction and
correction of their boss. This is wrong and condemnable. Quite a lot of
workers have taken advantage of federal character, quota system, state of
origin, catchment area, age, sex and academic segregation, north and
south, Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo, Christian and Muslim dichotomy to
misbehave.
As a superior or senior officer, the leadership has not been placed or
empowered by anyone but the constitution and will of the people.
Therefore, all public servants ought to subject to leadership instruction,
warning and correction. No nation ever develop without orderliness and
discipline, and the public service or government cannot be run effectively
without instructions, reproofs, corrections, warnings or discipline which
many violate.
Secondly, compromise is a daily happening in our body politics, public
administration and justice delivery. It occurs when certain measures or laid
down rules and regulations are violated and brought low to suit a lower
purpose. This occurs almost daily in our economic, political and social
events and activities, and worse still in public administration and justice
delivery. Every system and setting of ours has been compromised and
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and criminality, poverty and penury, hunger and starvation, unemployment
abound.
Merit, competence, education, qualification, years of experience,
punctuality, hardworking, dignity of labour, vocational training,
professionalism and apprenticeship which were handed over to us by our
fathers for promotion, appointment, posting, enlistment, admission,
employment, recruitment etc. have been compromised and replaced with
counterfeits. Sex and money bribe, religion, ethnic and sectional interest,
connection etc. are used to secure promotion, posting, employment,
admission, enlistment and recruitment, contract, customs duty waiver, tax
holiday concession, foreign currency, bailiff, passport, driver’s license etc.
thus compromising the standard as laid down by our fathers.
Thirdly, Mr. President, discouragement is another common occurrence in
Nigeria politics and public administration and justice delivery which we
ought to contend with as well. Discouragement is brought about as a result
of concentration of power and wealth of the nation at the centre, federal
character, quota system, state of origin, catchment area, zone and zoning,
North and South dichotomy, Christian Muslim dichotomy, Yoruba, Hausa,
Igbo, Tiv etc. dichotomy. Sadly, the effect of it does not stop at
discouragement alone, it also brings psychological pains, imbalance,
trauma, resulting in sickness, hypertension, stroke, hostility and hatred,
untimely death etc.
For instance, when some Nigerians receive a letter or notice of: not taken,
not admitted, not promoted, not employed, not posted, not enlisted, not
selected or voted for etc. on the basis of religion, tribe, sex, academic
qualification, state of origin, federal character, quota system, catchment
area, zone and zoning etc., they lose hope, and feel discouraged,
disillusioned, embittered, frustrated, marginalised and subjugated in their
own fatherland.
Again, a civil servant who wakes up to face a serious tribal prejudice or
religious sentiment as regard promotion, posting, rights and entitlement in
the office would feel discouraged, demoralized and embittered. Outside the
office, he unleashes the bitterness to every innocent Nigerian most
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boss hails from. Not only that, he/she spreads the injustice wherever he
may be, thereby deepening hostility and hatred, ethnicity and religious
sentiment.
Mr. President, marginalisation, subjugation, discrimination, segregation and
depravation of somebody on the basis of state of origin, North and South,
Christian or Muslim, Yoruba, Igbo or Hausa etc. dichotomy is a sure way of
deepening hostility and hatred, tribal conflicts, disputes and ethnic clashes,
political disharmony, insincerity, lack of accountability and transparency,
bribery and corruption, lawlessness and indiscipline etc. A tragic
consequence of lack of faith and trust in the goal and objective, vision and
mission of our founding fathers by those who promote them.
Without iota of doubt sir, federal character, quota system, state of origin,
catchment area, zone and zoning, sex, academic and age segregation,
north and south dichotomy, Christian and Muslim, Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa
dichotomy are agents of divide and rule, discouragement, retrogression,
retardation and stagnation and a great temptation which has refused the
nation’s economy to move forward. Automatically, those who initiated it
purposively did it to draw Nigeria back and to lose focus, friendship and
cordial relationship. To make us think badly of one another and
underdeveloped, bad and wicked neighbours while they use it to rebrand
themselves, nation, economy, currency and fortune and to promote their
selfish desire and interest.
It is time Mr. President to begin to see our UNION in a new and purposeful
perspective. From the perspective of one nation and one destiny, that every
tribe or section of the country is important. A Yoruba man must see his
Hausa or Igbo counterpart as better brothers and vice versa. A Tiv, Ijaw,
Urhobo, Kanuri etc. must see his Ibibio, Kalabari, Jukun, Hausa-Fulani
counterpart as close brother. Until we begin to see the incompleteness of
Nigeria without one tribe or section, we may not accomplish the dream or
appreciate the value of one nation and one destiny, hence the need for
Commonwealth Republic of Nigeria.

E. THE ABOLITION OF MULTI-PARTY SYSTEM AND THE FUSION OF


NINETY ONE (91) REGISTERED POLITICAL PARTIES INTO TWO

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STRONG, STABLE, PURPOSIVE AND UNIFYING REGISTERED
NATIONAL POLITICAL PARTIES
Mr. President, with the way Nigerian politics, democracy, electoral process,
election and electioneering has been going and growing since 1999, there
is need to take the inventory of it. The essence of inventory taking is to
evaluate whether we are making progress or not. This is not a matter of
castigating, indicting, criticising or condemning our politicians, the truth is:
we are not making progress.
One. We expect a high level of morality, sincerity, orderliness and
discipline, and integrity from our politicians. The word “politicians” is a
technical language which refers not to just societal elites, but elites with
difference. The ones who have distinguished themselves from all forms of
crimes and criminalities, offence and violence, and set apart for meaningful
specifics, roles and responsibilities. And because they have distinguished
themselves from all manners of evil, crimes, atrocities, ill-behaviours, they
are generally addressed as Politicians, Honourable, Your Excellency,
Distinguished Person. But in Nigeria context, our politicians have not
measured up to the title or names. Incessant shift of base from one political
party to another, inter-party alliance, apostasy, rigging, thuggery, violence,
wanton destruction of life and property, electoral fraud, bribery and
corruption, lack of respect for rule of law, party guidelines, and constituted
authority are common among them.
Two. The Nigerian politicians are known to be no keeper of electioneering
campaign promises. You can’t trust their words. They deceive the
electorates by hiding the intent of their heart and only to get into power and
exhibit it. Whereas, and of a truth, this was not the lifestyle and practice of
our great political legends – Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Sir Ahmadu Bello, Dr.
Nnamdi Azikwe and the host of others.
Our fathers and great political legends maintained a high standard of
integrity, orderliness and discipline, decency, sincerity and morality in that
they would tell Nigerians the intent of their heart. What they promise the
electorate is what they would do and not otherwise. Also whatever they say,
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Three. The Nigerian politics, elections and electioneering has been turned
to business and money making. The objective of every business man or
woman is to maximize profit and minimize cost, and all at the expense of
his customers. He advertises, promotes, auctions his products, and does
the needful things toward getting appropriate returns, which translate to
making more customers, sales and profits. This is the scenario in our body
politics and democracy today.
Without mincing words, sir, the Nigerian politics, democracy, elections and
electioneering campaigns and rally have been turned into business and
money making by the politicians, INEC officials, security agents and some
eligible voters. The politicians ostensibly show what they need our votes or
mandate for. Also, a lot of Nigerian eligible voters collect the voter’s card to
make money out of it. While the INEC officials and security agents see it as
a occasion to enrich themselves.
Listen to the radio, or watch the telecast, there are too much competitive
and repetitive advertisements, and jingles of various political propaganda
which they do to attract the people and to get followers and large
supporters, which also translate to enslavement. Our politicians are fond of
devising various means to milk and siphon the nation’s economy and
deceive people.
Four. Electioneering campaigns and rally, contrary to what it used to be in
those days have been turned to mere political entertainment, jamboree and
exercise – singing, dancing, drumming, rioting, fun-making and all that.
Whereas, and of a truth, it is supposed to be a rally point for meaningful
specifics – political reawakening and renewal of hope, trust and confidence
in the party and candidate. It is only the political parties and their followers
that are impressed but the society at large remain cold and unmoved.
At least genuine electioneering campaigns and rally should bring hope, joy
and rejuvenation, and renewal of life and spirit, trust and confidence on
both the party and candidate. It is not an occasion for rioting, commotion,
lawlessness and indiscipline, violence and thuggery but for meaningful
outreach. It suppose to be a good outreach to the people which starts with
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ideology and manifestos, goal and objective, to seeking the mandate of the
people in a humble and respectful manner.
Five. As with all the registered political parties that we have since 1999,
there is no clear-cut or logical outline of manifestos, flow of thought or
sense of direction discernible either within the party and from one political
party to another. At least the best way to describe, define and study the
quality of any political party is by manifestos. There can hardly be any
statement or assertion or thesis that one can write, give or make concerning
the major manifestos, goal and objectives of our political parties and
direction of Nigeria politics.
At least having spent a lot of money on advertisement, street campaigns
and publicity in major media outfits, with thousands of followers and
supporters congregating at the campaign ground, one would expect the
political party and its candidate to come to the podium with party
manifestos, ideology, goal and objectives, the way to revamp the economy
and keep Nigeria one. Unfortunately this is not the order of event.
Mr. President, in order to reestablish the nation’s politics, democracy,
electoral process, elections and electioneering campaigns and rally on
integrity, decency, orderliness and discipline, equity and fairness, love,
transparency and accountability, justice and truth, and to deal with the issue
of incessant shift of base from one political party to another, apostasy,
interparty alliance, lack of respect for rule of law and constitution, party
guidelines and constituted authority, breach of trust and oath of office we
need two political party system and two-point-two safety agenda. Also in
order to deal with the issue of rigging, electoral fraud and malpractices,
thuggery, bankruptcy, regret, fear, panic, worry, anxiety and death that go
with election and electioneering campaigns and rally we need universal
electoral college (UEC) and commonwealth election.

THE TWO POLITICAL PARTY SYSTEM


Mr. President, the choice of two strong, stable, purposive, unifying and non-
antagonistic national political parties is unmistakable.
One. A panoramic view of the game of politics, political party and formation,
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Bello, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Dr. Nnamdi Azikwe, Alh. Tafawa Balewa,
Mal Aminu Kano, Alh. Aminu Waziri, Chief Anthony Enahoro and the host of
others; how they betrayed one another, and were betrayed as well. The
political crisis that erupted in the West which later engulfed the whole nation
in the 1960s and 1980s in which several lives and properties were lost.

The political activity since 1999 to date has followed the same trend:
betrayal, defection, interparty alliance, apostasy, rigging, thuggery, violence
and killings, fear, panic, worry, anxiety, bankruptcy and regret, lack of
respect to rule of law, party guidelines, constituted authority, breach of trust
and oath of office etc., characterize the nation’s body politics, hence we
need two political party system.
Two. The political climate has been thickly veiled and infested with the
registration of so many political parties (ninety one (91) of them), political
jobbers and merchants, miscreants and mischief makers who claim to have
genuine interest of the masses and the nation at heart but accord less than
full recognition to their welfare and physical wellbeing, and the progress of
the country. Moreover, the numbers of politicians have kept increasing
without significant input. The political parties are flawed with lawless and
desperate overambitious individuals, lack of proper central organization and
structure and grassroot democracy of which just a small group of individuals
meet to destabilize the entire setting and formation, thus we need two
political party to stop the occurrence and reduce the number of political
jobbers, merchants, miscreants etc.
Three. The late sages in the persons of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Sir
Ahmadu Bello, Dr. Nnamdi Azikwe, Alh. Tafawa Balewa etc. of blessed
memory, were described as salt and light to Nigeria nation and politics.
These great men of faith, nationalists and politicians added great value to
Nigerian politics, economic growth and development. They acted
individually and collectively to keep Nigeria one and to preserve the name,
fame and identity to date.
The politicians are the choice of the people, duly elected by popular votes,
thus emphasises their essential relevance, mission, value and light to their
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yearning and aspiration, needs and expectations of the people and the
nation at large but selfishness, greed, over-ambition, overestimation of
one’s self and talent, gifts and ability, pride and lack of respect for rule of
law and constituted authority, party guidelines and constitution, defection,
interparty alliance etc. have robbed them of this noble role.
Moreso, the history of party politics has always revolved around individuals
and personalities and the highest bidder takes it. The right time to correct it.
Thus we need a new and well arranged political order, overtly of
international standard and acceptability, managed by eminent leaders with
good reputation, sense of direction and national interest and love.

THE PEOPLES DEMOCRACTIC PARTY (PDP) OF NIGERIA AND THE


ALL PROGRESSIVE CONGRESS (APC) OF NIGERIA
Mr. President, working out our own democracy, political stability, maturity
and maturation by two political party system is simple. Presently, in the
country, we already have both nationally and internationally recognized two
strong, stable and unifying national political parties with widespread
members and supporters (home and abroad) namely: The Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP) of Nigeria and the ruling party – The All
Progressive Congress (APC) of Nigeria, to which any honest and faithful
Nigerian citizen or politician can rightfully fit into anyone or remain an
independent candidate.
The benefit of having two strong, stable, purposive, unifying and non
antagonistic national political parties in a democratic government, and for
the better today and greater tomorrow of Nigeria cannot be underestimated.
(i) Having a two purposive national political party system of government
will give birth to orderliness and discipline, focus, succession and
continuity
(ii) It will turn around our political climate and stabilize it
(iii) It will put an end to incessant shift of base from one political party to
another, interparty alliance, apostasy, godfatherism, etc. and
(iv) It will help us to stand fast in one mind and spirit, live together as
brothers and conduct ourselves worthy of a nation and people.

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Mr. President, it is true that we live together, intermarry, transact business
together, work in the same office and play games (sports) together. Also we
go to the same church or worship in the same mosque together, and call on
the same God, but there is no mutual love and trust. We behave as people
of foreign nationalities towards one another on matters of national interest
because we have divided mind against one another. Culture has the power
to remould, reform, reshape, rebuild or deform a nation and the more we go
deep in relationship, the more we become united, hence the need to do
away with religious sentiment, tribal prejudice, or discrimination, second
thought, double standard etc. and have mutual love and trust for one
another.
The same challenge we have today was what happened in the day of
Churchill of Britain, Napoleon Bouaparten, the leader of the French
Revolution of 19th century, Chairman Mao of China, George Washington
and Abraham Lincoln of United States of America. The corruption and rate
of tribalism, sectionalism, racial discrimination, age, sex and academic
segregation, religious sentiment and bigotry, and general decay in their time
was so alarming and widespread that it was almost difficult to trust one’s
own shadow. Yet they took up courage and resolved to change their society
and made their country great.
Mr. President, we have a lot of issues to contend with and to avert as well.
Not tribalism, sectionalism, favouritism, godfatherism, insecurity, bribery
and corruption, lawlessness and indiscipline, crimes and criminality,
unemployment, poverty, hunger and starvation, economic recession etc.,
even though they are major problems, they are not the main battle to fight
at the moment. The principal contention and main battle is the problem with
the political class. Presently, all the politicians (even though they have no
meaningful specifics to offer) want to become Nigerian President or
Governor, Senate President etc. which we ought to address once and for
all. Prevention of a disease is better than the cure.
Just like in American political history, working out our own democracy,
political stability, maturity, maturation and freedom Sir, will involve the
benefit of allowing one region out of the twelve regions to provide the
nation’s premier (i.e. president) three (3) consecutive times such that (if

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possible) the leaders would emerge from the three major tribes, but who are
born and bred in that region or who may have lived a minimum period of
thirty (30) years therein.
The sense through this arrangement is
(i) to put an end to ethnic interest, personal interest, selfish ambition,
greed and madness for political power and position by the politicians
(ii) To restore orderliness and discipline, decency, sanity, probity,
integrity and love, accountability and transparency, equity, justice and
truth to our body politics
(iii) To calm down the tension, raging and tumult surrounding our political
history and institutions and among the various ethnic groups and
sections of the country
(iv) To build a systemic and lasting or formidable structure that will bind,
keep or hold us together, unite us, foster deeper love and effective
communication, aid economic growth and political stability, such that
we can commit into the hand of our younger generations now and
later.
Therefore, Mr. President, the choice of Lagos region for this crucial
assignment is unmistakable. Apart from being Nigeria’s former capital state
and leading commercial city or region in Nigeria, it is a region or city that is
highly treasured by all Nigerian citizens. Every tribe or section of the
country (big or small) is fully represented most especially the three major
tribes in Nigeria. Also, there is no much sentiment, religious bigotry, tribal
prejudice, age, sex and academic segregation, North and south, Christian
and Muslim, Yoruba, Ibo, Hausa, Tiv, Ijaw etc dichotomy in Lagos. Once
they know that you can do it and do it well, the Lagosians are ready to
encourage and support you regardless of ethnic nationality.
Benefits
While it may appear strange to adopt this strategy to solve our socio-
cultural differences, political disharmony and economic predicaments, the
benefits of living and walking together as a nation and people in the light of
truth cannot be underestimated:
(i) The first advantage if full and uninfested legislature. The members of
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lawmakers or legislators. It becomes necessary to live up to
expectation and be true representatives and ambassadors of their
constituencies, wards and nation, starting from total dedication to duty
to outright delivery of sacrificial and selfless service to the nation. They
really need to spend and be spent in order to deal with cultural
differences and political harmony to its root.
(ii) The second advantage is full integration of Nigeria nation and people.
The more we interact, the more we get acquainted, and the better we
understand our problems, viewpoints and recognize where we are
wrong, and be able to respond positively and properly to solving it.
(iii) The third way we profit is by getting clear sense of direction and
guidance. Our political leaders particularly the three arms and organs
of government would be able to lead and guide us in a new
perspective, and with one accord. Their energy, thought, goal and
objective, faith and belief and decision will gear towards one nation
and one destiny.
(iv) The fourth way we profit is that Nigeria is the crown, glory and pride of
Africa and black race all over the world. One way we can make Africa
proud is to have a properly organized political order, ideology and
democratic structure that will benefit other African nations and the
world at large.
(v) The fifth way se benefit is that such arrangement will help Nigerians to
sacrificially and selflessly serve, endure, love our great country and
amicably resolve our differences. The political leaders having
understood the extent of the pains and hardships of the people, would
do everything possible to do what is right.
G. THE ABOLITION OF GENERAL ELECTION AND INSTITUTING UNIVERSAL
ELECTORAL COLLEGE (UEC) AND COMMONWEALTH ELECTION
Mr. President, it is believed that in the events of socio-political and economic
crises, new ideas are inevitable. They seem to always walk in agreement to
pave way for transformation, reformation and advancement. The country’s
socio-political and economic structure and situation today demands for new
leverage in our electoral system or process that will reduce cost and crime
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discouragement, fear, worry, anxiety and other forms of irregularities that
often go with elections and electioneering in the country as enumerated:
1. The present ways of conducting election, or selecting and electing our
political leaders into various political offices commencing from the
primary are somewhat awkward. Quite a lot of our political leaders have
been offending, slighting or chancing us through their selfish and greedy
tendencies. Such greedy and selfish ambitions and tendencies must
pave way for selfless love and service in that they must make remedy for
their past errors before given the opportunity to serve or contest.

2. The way we carry out electioneering campaigns and rally is somewhat


awkward and outdated. A sincerely organized election commencing from
primary to electioneering campaigns and rally, and to general elections
should be devoid of bribery and corruption, rigging, thuggery, internal
wrangling or discords, violence, wanton destruction of lives and
properties, fear, panic, regret, and death, or one occasioned by selfish
ambition, deceit or lying, but meaningful results.

3. The influx of 20th century technological advancement and breakthroughs


in the field of information technology (IT) and its usage should in no
small measure influence positively and promote political growth, stability,
maturation and justice delivery. The traditional way of conducting
election is by general election where individual vote counts. While the
traditional way of carrying out electioneering campaigns and rally is by
going from one state to another, one city to another city, one town to
another town etc. Such traditional method or practice is somewhat
burdensome, cost and labour intensive, risky, crime involving and time
demanding, absolutely unnecessary.
Our fathers did carry out election and electioneering campaigns and rally
through this method because of the level of technological advancement.
Then, there was no enough facilities whereby they could reach, communicate
or convey their message, ideology, manifestos, goal and objectives to their
followers, members and supporters, and the society at large, most especially
the people in the rural areas. But in the modern Nigeria, the use of electronic
method, ICT and its various devices to conduct election and electioneering
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be overemphasized. Thus, the improvisation and use of universal electoral
college to elect the premier (i.e. president), and commonwealth election to
elect other eligible political officers stand out as a very important and unique
strategy to advance democracy and get tangible results.
Your Excellency, just like electoral college in the USA, the Universal Electoral
College (UEC) involves the body of faithful, loyal, God fearing men and
women of integrity, nationalists and politicians who will elect the premier and
his vice, having themselves voted for by their respective institutions, body
and union. Also the commonwealth election is an equivalent of general
election whereby the eligible voters in every constituency and ward elects
other political officers (Governor-Generals, Lawmakers, General
Administrators).
The two methods (Universal Electoral College (UEC) and Commonwealth
Election) are fast becoming indispensable because of their goal and
objectives. Since both are having a common ground in that they involve a
process of getting the best candidate at a reduced cost and crime, and at the
same time restore and maintain orderliness and discipline, free and fair
election, accountability and transparency, faithfulness, equity, justice and
truth in our body politics and the society at large.
In light of this, sir, in the Universal Electoral College (UEC), the members of
the parliament (national, regional, province) on the one hand, and the
representatives of labour unions, professional bodies in Nigeria, accredited
civil society groups, Nigerians in Diaspora, including the past presidents on
the other hand, will cast votes on behalf of all Nigerians to elect the premier
and his vice. A representative is simply put as one who acts, speaks or votes
on behalf of the people, constituency and ward. Since they are elected by
different categories of people, body and institutions, we can delegate them to
take votes in our behalf to elect the premier of Nigeria.
Similarly, since we are transitting to regional government, the universal
electoral college can be adopted to elect the Governor-Generals as well. In
this regard, only the members of parliament, representatives of labour
unions, professional bodies, accredited civil society and the past governors in
that particular region will cast votes to elect the Governor-Generals and the
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The sense through this method and arrangement is to curtail or control
electoral malpractices and fraud, crime, rigging, violence, thuggery, bribery
and corruption, fear, worry, anxiety, panic, regret, bankruptcy and death that
go with electoral process, voting and electioneering campaigns and rally and
to advance our democracy. The improvisation and use of universal electoral
college and commonwealth election, two political party system and two-point-
two safety agenda or Save Nigeria agenda will not only revolutionise the
game of politics, electoral process, voting and electioneering campaigns and
rally, it will enable us stand fast in one mind and spirit, live together as
brothers and conduct ourselves worthy of a nation and people.

H. THE MERGER OF EXISTING THIRTY SIX (36) STATES AND SEVEN


HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FOUR (774) LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCILS
INTO TWELVE (12) UNITED COMMONWEALTH REGIONS OF NIGERIA
NATION AND TWO HUNDRED AND NINETY NINE (299) PROVINCES
NATION (1967 – 76)
Mr. President, since 1999 Nigerians have been at crossroads and in dilemma
of economic and political mishaps having experienced freedom from the
sufferings and hardships of military rule. We ran away from the sufferings of
military rule into the slavery hand of the politicians. Thus we are at crossroad
whether to go back to military rule or remain in civilian government. Sir, in
1999 when we transited, our happiness and joy knew no bounds, but it was
tentative. No sooner we transited than we realised that we had some
dangerous and massive obstacles to cross namely (i) the thirty six (36) states
and seven hundred and seventy four (774) local government councils (ii) the
twenty eight (28), now ninety one (91) registered political parties (iii) the
1999 federal constitution as amended.
To worsen the situation sir, the politicians got into power and mismanaged
the economy to the extreme and a lot of Nigerians parochially believed it is
more honourable to go back to military rule where we left them to continue in
this mess. This is where we need to take caution, not to allow anything that
will make us to experience military rule again in this country. No matter how
grieving or devastating, we must not think of military rule.
Mr. President, we need to take appropriate steps that will lead the country to
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1) The choice of twelve (12) united regions of Nigeria nation and two
hundred and ninety nine (299) provinces nation is unmistakable
considering the complex sophisticated interwoven nature of our
problems and its endless advantages:
(i) The twelve (12) united common wealth regions of Nigeria and two
hundred and ninety nine (299) provinces nation is a provision for
the present generation and a guarantee for the incoming generation
(ii) The regional government remains the perfect and faultless
arrangement and system of administration instituted by our
founding fathers
(iii) The twelve (12) states and two hundred and ninety nine (299) local
government councils (1967 – 76) also remains the perfect and
spotless arrangement set by military rule. Hence the twelve (12)
united common wealth regions of Nigeria nation and two hundred
and ninety nine (299) provinces nation.
2) Mr. President, the significance of education, health, commerce and
industry, electricity and water, housing, good road and transportation, to
the people of Nigeria cannot be under estimated. In Nigeria today, that
spirit of service, dedication to duty, devotion, loyalty and total allegiance
to the Federal Republic of Nigeria is no more. In those days, Nigerians
were enthusiastically loyal to the government and the politicians
considered the masses before they took any decision or step. They
preferred that the workers’ salaries and allowances are paid before any
other things. They also preferred the welfare of the people above other
things. They never starved the workers of salary and allowances. But
today most of our governors prefer to harass the workers, and the
people with intimidating words and language. Many of them want to sit
and be doing nothing. How much education, health, housing, electricity
and water, commerce and industry votes has been embezzled?

3) There is much outcry everywhere by the people concerning the activity


of evil perpetrators and anti-progressive elements. Since 1999, when we
transited to civilian government, Nigerians have been reacting in the
opposite extreme saying: State and local government have played no
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stability, maturity and maturation. Whereas, and of a truth, in the early
1970s when we had uninfested and impartial twelve (12) states and two
hundred and ninety nine (299) local government councils, there was
consistent all round economic growth and rapid industrial development
in the country.
During the period sir, small, medium and large scale industries were
promoted and established by the government, individuals and corporate
organisations, indigenous contractors and consulting firms were
encouraged, promoted, and patronized by federal, state and local
government respectively. Thus, there was consistent economic growth
and rapid industrial development, foreign investment, employment and
business opportunities, improved welfare and high standard of living.
However, there followed a gap of almost four decades of no inspired
records of development and growth due to arbitrary and devious
increase in the numbers of states and local government councils. This
seemingly complex insurmountable difficult challenges of ours would be
subdued if we return to twelve (12) united commonwealth regions of
Nigeria nation and two hundred and ninety nine (299) provinces nation.
4). Your Excellency, the capacity and strength of a Governor are measured
by the size and population of the state and people being governed; the
quality (not quantity) of lives of the governed, and the resourcefulness of
the Governor as well. In Nigeria, we have not been able to really
determine the strength and capacity of our Governors (except Lagos
State) because we are having thirty six (36) states and some of these
states are not viable to be called a state. They are just a little better than
local government or province in size and population compared to some
advanced nations of the world with high population.

Similarly, we have not been able to determine the strength, capacity,


competence and resourcefulness of our state and local assembly
legislators and officers, local government chairmen, and rate them for
higher elective posts because we are having thirty six (36) states and
seven hundred and seventy four (774) local government councils.
Thus, if we have twelve (12) united commonwealth regions of Nigerian
nation and two hundred and ninety nine (299) provinces nation (1967-

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76), we would be able to determine the strength and competence,
capacity and resourcefulness of our Governors, Hon. Speakers,
Council Chairmen and rate them for higher elective posts.
5) Nigeria is spending quite a lot of fortunes on salaries and allowances
without tangible results. Large percentage of the nation’s recurrent
expenditure and capital budget go to the pockets of elected officers
and political appointees (Governors, Deputy Governors, Ministers,
Commissioners, Special Advisers, Chiefs of Staff, Secretary, Personal
Assistants, Law Makers, etc) and members of their family as salaries
and allowances, and bribe. Whereas, and of a truth, investigation and
study has proved that one Governor (e.g) can do what seem three,
four or five governors are currently doing and Nigeria will get higher
results.
Similarly, investigation and study has proved that one local
government chairman can do what seem three or four local
government chairmen are currently doing and Nigeria will get higher
results. The overhead expenses on elected officers and political
appointees are overwhelmingly killing and ruining the economy. Such
huge amount of money or expenditure will drastically reduce if we
resort to twelve (12) united commonwealth regions and two hundred
and ninety nine (299) provinces nation.
6) The general consciousness now is bribery and corruption, lawlessness
and indiscipline. How often do we see our governors and other elected
officers, law enforcement agents and public officers caught in this web.
Some highly placed politicians are found of offering bribes to secure
political appointments, employment, contracts, enlistment, admission,
promotion for themselves, spouse, children. How often do we see our
governors going to procure foreign loans and debts for their state? The
eradication of bribery and corruption, lawlessness and indiscipline, and
large dependence on foreign loans would be facilitated if we have
twelve (12) united commonwealth regions of Nigeria nation and two
hundred and ninety nine (299) provinces nation.
7) Nigerians should not fail to acknowledge the twelve (12) states
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from the nation’s dreaded civil war. The current socio-political and
economic blunders and misfortunes has laid the template for
understanding the need for it, attributing the defects and causes of
defects to arbitrary and devious arrangement of state and local
government councils.
Apart from the fact that the twelve (12) states and two hundred and
ninety nine (299) local government councils (1967–76) is the foremost,
purest, greatest and richest, and the vision of military rule and the most
viable administratively, it also combines an exposition of Nigeria unity
in diversity, one nation and one destiny with the reality of capacity
building and self sufficient and sustainable economy.
The twelve (12) states (1967-76) as previously arranged by military
government is as shown:
1. Benue Plateau State of Nigeria - Jos
2. East Central State of Nigeria - Enugu
3. Kano State of Nigeria - Kano
4. Kwara State of Nigeria - Ilorin
5. Lagos State of Nigeria - Ikeja
6. Mid Western State of Nigeria - Benin
7. North Central State of Nigeria - Kaduna
8. North Eastern State of Nigeria - Maiduguri
9. North Western State of Nigeria - Sokoto
10. Rivers State of Nigeria - Port Harcourt
11. South Eastern State of Nigeria - Calabar
12. Western State of Nigeria - Ibadan

The Twelve (12) states arrangement grew out of the nation’s former
three regions as detailed below:
A. EASTERN REGION
1. East Central State of Nigeria - Enugu
2. Rivers State of Nigeria - Port Harcourt
3. South Eastern State of Nigeria - Calabar

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4. Benue – Plateau State of Nigeria - Jos
5. Kano State of Nigeria - Kano
6. Kwara State of Nigeria - Ilorin
7. North Central State of Nigeria - Kaduna
8. North Central State of Nigeria - Maiduguri
9. North Western State of Nigeria - Sokoto

C. WESTERN REGION
10. Lagos State of Nigeria - Ikeja
11. Mid Western State of Nigeria - Benin
12. Western State of Nigeria - Ibadan

Mr. President, what a balanced, spotless and faultless arrangement,


hence the incorporation of it to regional government and premiered
system of government as indicated below:
1. Benue Plateau Region of Nigeria - Jos
2. East Central Region of Nigeria - Enugu
3. Kano Region of Nigeria - Kano
4. Kwara Region of Nigeria - Ilorin
5. Lagos Region of Nigeria - Ikeja
6. Mid Western Region of Nigeria - Benin
7. North Central Region of Nigeria - Kaduna
8. North Eastern Region of Nigeria - Maiduguri
9. North Western Region of Nigeria - Sokoto
10. Riverine Region of Nigeria - Port Harcourt
11. South Eastern Region of Nigeria - Calabar
12. Western Region of Nigeria - Ibadan

Your Excellency, this arrangement should be considered an eternal blessing


that ought to be jealously guarded by the contribution for a minimum period
of hundred (100) years in order to consolidate and solidify the nation’s
economy, politics, corporate existing.

I. INSTITUTING THE CENTRAL, REGIONAL, PROVINCIAL POLICE


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Mr. President, the importance of Central, Regional, and provincial Police
Service, Command, and Commission in a democratic government and to the
people of Nigeria cannot be under estimated.
Firstly, there is much outcry everyday by the people concerning the activity,
operation and existence of Boko Haram insurgents, Hausa-Fulani herdsmen-
gunsmen, cattle rustlers, ISWAP, kidnappers, armed banditry, money rituals,
one chance etc. Also, Nigerians are crying of bribery and corruption, poverty
and penury, unemployment, hunger and starvation, insincerity, lack of
accountability and transparency, lawlessness and indiscipline etc. the outcry
will have been needless if we have Central, Regional and Provincial police
service, command and commission.

Secondly, Mr. President, there is need to set our priority right and to set
Nigeria free from slavery, self-imposed suffering in the name of concentration
of power and wealth of the nation at the centre from any form of self-
imprisonment – federal character, quota system, state of origin, catchment
area, zone and zoning, age, sex and academic segregation (BSc/HND),
North and south, Christian and Muslim, Yoruba, Hausa, Ibo etc dichotomy.
This is because the nation is facing one common general problem. While the
poor and the masses are facing the problem of poverty and penury,
unemployment, hunger and starvation, the rich and the leaders are faced
with the problem of insecurity of life and property forcing their way to early
grave despite they are economically buoyant. The regional and provincial
police will not only protect life and property, but also break the yoke of
corruption, lawlessness and indiscipline, stagnation, poverty and penury,
hunger and starvation, lack of transparency and accountability. It will also
create enabling environment for the nation’s economy and politics to move
forward.

Thirdly, in those days, when we had regional government and regional


police, Nigerians were sincerely loyal and honest to the government and
there was orderliness and discipline, accountability and transparency,
security of life and property. But the reverse is the case today. The
government establishments and institutions, and the law enforcement
agencies – the Judiciary, EFCC, Customs, Immigration, Prisons, Road
safety, Civil Defence Corps etc are failing us. Worst still is the Nigeria Police
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Force (NPF) which is the closest government agency to the family and
people, saddled with the responsibility of securing life and property, mutual
trust and reliability are lacking in them. Institutions like family and school,
church or mosque that were once relied upon to help develop, train and build
a strong formidable, healthy and virile society where mutual love and trust,
respect, orderliness and discipline would thrive are fast failing.
Furthermore, the banks and other financial institutions, consulting firms,
corporate organisations, building and manufacturing industries that were
once relied upon to safely build the economy and safely handle or secure our
money, mutual trust and dependability are lacking. Also the civil servants and
political office holders who are relied upon to serve with sincerity of purpose
and genuineness of heart, accountability and transparency, dedication and
devotion to duty, and to direct the affairs of the country with integrity, equity,
justice and truth, mutual trust and reliability are lost.
Four. Sir, the society we live in today does not want to encourage godliness,
faithfulness, transparency, integrity, truth, honesty and sincere living:
(i) there are those who want to frustrate and sabotage your effort and play
on your intelligence. They play all sorts of pranks and would want you
to play along with them before they issue or give out what legitimately
is yours
(ii) there are those who want to bend the rule, cut corners, short cuts or
quick fixings to get what legally belong to them
(iii) Quite a lot of Nigerians have been trapped down or carried away with
the statement: “if you can’t beat them join them”, or “heaven helps
those who help themselves etc” to continue to perpetrate evil or
promote bribery and corruption, lawlessness and indiscipline,
insincerity etc.
Five. Mr. President, the spate at which Nigerians crave for quick money is
generally on the increase most especially among our youths. This calls for
Central, Regional and Provincial Police. Yahoo plus has gained its popularity
in our society and the jostling to get quick money grows at alarming rate.
Also, the level of insincerity and fraudulence in public service goes beyond
imaginations. The books of accounts are manipulated anyhow by the public
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compromise standard. The books of accounts and other documents under
their care are doctored to siphon and empty the nation’s treasury either to
favour them or group of persons for one reason or the other.
However, if there is Central, Regional and Province Police, the citizens will
always be conscious that the government security agencies are everywhere
to watch over the affairs of individual’s life, group, property and the nation.
More importantly, a nation without formidable security apparatus stands in
danger. It has always been a dangerous affair the way Nigeria nation and
people have been governed without regional police and provincial police as
well which are chief cornerstones for economic growth, accountability and
transparency, orderliness and discipline, corporate existence and political
stability. Any nation (like ours in particular) governed without regional and
provincial police is vulnerable and dangerously exposed to crimes and
criminalities, insecurity of life and property, bribery and corruption,
lawlessness and indiscipline and other social vices. The evil perpetrators and
anti-progressive elements easily gain access to the government and
perpetrate all sorts of evils and go score free, leaving the citizens and nation
in agony and sufferings.
Finally breaking new grounds in science and technology, agriculture etc, or
taking Nigeria to the next level will require central, regional and provincial
police. This is because positive change is practical, visible and felt by all and
sundry. Thus it requires proactiveness of the security officers. A lot of
Nigerians these days are discouraged about the activity and operation of
Nigeria Police Force (NPF). Breaking new grounds for change and
transformation requires extra effort, sacrifice, skill, time and determination.
For almost one decade or more Nigeria has lost many innocent lives and
property worth trillions of naira to Boko Haram insurgents. Thanks for the
Nigeria Military, and the Joint Task Force (JTF), and the people who do not
lose courage but keep fighting back the terrorist. However, such
dependability on the Joint Task Force (JTF) or military would have been
needless if we have Central, Regional and Provincial Police Service in place
at the onset.
Our heroes past were able to break new grounds or effect positive change
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Fear, panic, worry and anxiety are real feelings and occurrences in our daily
lives and activities which we cannot dispute. All of us have felt butterflies of it
in one way or the other most especially when elections and electioneering
campaigns are coming, while going to bank, office or market to transact
business, or journey or going to sleep in the night. The nervousness and fear
that come when we may have to cast our votes with soldiers around, and on
road blocks will drastically reduce if we have Central, Regional and Provincial
Police. Therefore, the Regional and Provincial police would yield good results
and get the entire country covered with security of life and property,
accountability and transparency, orderliness and discipline etc.
J. A NEW COMMONWEALTH CONSTITUTION FOR NIGERIA NATION
Your Excellency, the Constitution is an essential ingredient of governance,
character and value for positive change and meaningful development. It is
very important for every citizen of Nigeria to know what the constitution of the
country is, and to consistently seek to get a better view of what the
constitution does for the country and the citizens. When the word Constitution
is used in relation to a nation, it takes a more powerful meaning. The
Constitution is government weapon to protect, keep the nation and citizens
one, and to move the economy forward, rather than to hinder it. It is also the
citizens’ weapon to fight for their rights.
The Constitution enables us:
(i) to live joyous, abundant, and progressive life with one another
(ii) it frees the citizens from slavery, oppression and suppression,
bondage and imprisonment
(iii) it allows the citizens to pursue meaningful objectives and good works
(iv) it enables the citizens to fulfill all that he/she intends to fulfill
(v) it also provides us the power to communicate and interact freely with
one another and with the people in government.
Your Excellency, in order to have a deeper understanding of what the
constitution of a nation is, we need to understand the correlation and the
difference between the Constitution and Law. The Law stand for order or
command and it is given by law court, while the Consitution stands for love,
protection and shield. It is very difficult to keep all the laws and that is why
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higher and most desirable in the sense that it gives us the desire and power
to be honest, loyal and totally committed to one’s own fatherland.
However, taking a close look at the roles constitution and law has played in
our political process, stability, economic growth and corporate existing since
1999, there is need for recourse. First and foremost, the government activity
since 1999 to date has been transitional occurrence rather than ideological
truth in that the Nigeria government and particularly the Lawmakers have not
been able to come out with meaningful ideology, law and structure for strong
economic growth, political stability and strategy that will keep, bind or hold us
together, unite us, foster deeper love and effective communication, aid
economic growth, industrial revolution because the constitution of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria (1999) as amended has been burdened with lot of
stipulations, that do not support economic growth, political growth and
corporate existence.
Secondly, the Nigeria love for democracy has continued to rise, but
disturbed as we anxiously wait for change transformation or improvement in
the nation’s economy, politics, quality of administration, standard of living and
leadership which seem not coming forth. Contrary to our expectation and
hope, on the propensity and perpetuity of good leadership and governance,
the state of the nation has continued to degenerate the more.
Thirdly, the present generation, however, seem to have embraced and
deeply engrossed by selfishness, greed, sentiment, lies, deceit, religious
bigotry so much in place of love, truth, fear of God, honesty, accountability,
transparency and national interest. While the society is getting rotten, crime
and criminality, bribery and corruption, lawlessness and indiscipline,
godfatherism, favoritism, insecurity, kidnapping, terrorism, raping, armed
robbery become the order of the day.
Fourth, we engage ourselves in activities that add no value to our economic
growth, political stability, brotherly love, friendship, rather than engaging in
worthwhile activities that have far – reaching effects and blessing. Ethnicity,
sectionalism, favoritism, godfatherism segregation are promoted by the
constitution. It is obvious sir, from the state of the nation that federal
character, quota system, state of origin, catchment area, zone and zoning
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is because some anti – progressive elements have taken the advantage of
concentration of power and wealth of the nation at the centre, Federal
character, quota system, state of origin, north and south dichotomy, Christian
and Muslim dichotomy, Hausa, Ibo, Yoruba dichotomy to continue to violate
the law and perpetrate all sorts of evils.
In light of this, we need a new commonwealth constitution and law to aid
political growth, stability, maturity and maturation, economic growth and
industrial development. To bridge the walls of separations and partition in
the land. Working out our own democracy, political growth stability, maturity
and progress will therefore require a new commonwealth constitution whose
real source and authority is drawn from 1960–1966 constitution of the
Federal Republic of Nigeria, brief and concise.
K. IMPROVISATION AND USE OF CONVERTERLATOR METHOD
(CONVERTERLATISM) TO REVAMP THE ECONOMY AND
INDUSTRIALISATION
Mr. President, it is not unheard of a thing that after earning democracy to
begin to experience positive change and meaningful development. It is
doubtful if after twenty (20) years of democratic rule, yet no tangible or
inspired record of achievement. Economic growth, industrial revolution and
general improvement in living standard should follow. In actual fact, it is
democracy that aided USA and Canada’s economic growth and political
stability and corporate existing. It is just that we have not harnessed all our
potentials (human, infrastructural and natural resources) to produce the
needed opportunities.
In 2015, your excellency took up the challenge which every other Nigerian
former presidents ran away from. That is, fighting bribery and corruption,
lawlessness and indiscipline, selfishness and greed, lack of accountability
and transparency, lavish and reckless spending of government votes in high
places. More importantly are the oil and gas sector, and the nation’s seaport
where Nigeria has been losing trillions of dollars over the years until your
government decided to take drastic action. Eradication of bribery and
corruption, lavish and reckless spending of government votes, and other
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Sir, without iota of doubt, the state of the nation has caused pains and
sorrows. How the nation’s natural and human resources are wasted,
squandered and economy sapped. There is need to employ all our synergies
to accomplish our desired goals, harnessing and synergizing the nation’s
abundant natural and human resources with sincerity of purpose and for the
overall development of our great country is the surest way of exploiting and
exploring the dividends of democracy.
In the early year of our national independence or before, our economic
growth and rapid industrial development came from regional government and
its provisions whereby each region were given the opportunity to control the
nation’s resources (human and natural) in its domain to provide numerous
valuable advantages for its citizens in the overall development of the country.
Also, we all know and acknowledge the fact that regional police was the main
architect of accountability and transparency, safety of life and property,
orderliness and discipline at that time.
Sir, cancer is a very deadly terminal disease in which cells in certain organs
of the body start to grow abnormally. Just like cancer creeps into the body
cells and damages then gradually in like manner concentration of power and
wealth of the nation had crippled the nation’s economy.
Therefore, fighting wasteful spending, mismanagement of public funds,
consistent decay and deteriorating infrastructural facilities and general
declining strength of Nigerian currency and capital market require a new
management technique whereby each region (as proposed in the present
restructure) is allowed to manage the wealth of the nation by converterlator
method.
In addition Mr. President, we are in the technological advancement and
globalization age. But as technological advancement and globalization are
recorded more and more, and the world keeps achieving the global village
status, where is the place of Nigeria in this technological advancement and
globalization status? The commonwealth way of life and living of airs and
family ties and bonds have continued to deteriorate. We live in a society
where everyone keeps to himself and mind his/her own business regardless
of what happen to the next neighbor. This is the side effect of capitalism and
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some few people hold tight to the economy and power to oppress the large
populace.
Today there is general increase in the rate of unemployment and penury,
economic depression and recession, inflation, collapse of banks, industries,
capital market and naira value etc because only few people hold tight to the
economy and power. Thus, it is needful as a nation and people to have a
new system of administration and management technique that will ensure
even spreading of the nation’s economy, wealth and power. We need to
disentangle ourselves from the social ills of capitalism and concentration of
power and wealth of the nation at the centre and maximize the golden
opportunity of democratization to meet our needs.
Democracy is an important agent of positive change which we have not been
able to manage effectively. Thus we need to re-invent and eject a new
system of managing the nation’s economy and democracy in our own way.
The Converterlatism is derived from converter or converlator, a mechanical
devise that converts something of lesser economic value (e.g waste
products) to something of economic value or product (e.g fertilizer). The
machine is referred to as converterlator machine.
The sense through this device and name is that we are operating under a
counterfeit system and economic enclosure which does not allow the citizens
impact and activity or contribution to be felt and the nation’s economy to grow
or her huge abundant natural resources to be effectively utilized. Therefore, it
is imperative, to device a method whereby the nation’s numerous huge
abundant human and natural resources could be gainfully explored and
effectively utilized. The real and deep meaning of converterlative economy
(converterlatism) is to stop wastage and under utilization of both human and
natural potentials of ours. The state of the nation get worsened and the
economy sapped because we fail to translate some of the nation’s human
and natural resources, infrastructural facilities across the country to economic
reality. It is insufficient to have business, infrastructural, and natural
resources but taking the right measures would enhance productivity, output,
effective change and development. The converterlator method is an
uncommon and unpopular way of addressing our socio-political and
economic predicaments of ours.

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L. ABOLITION OF THE OFFICE OF FIRST LADY
Mr. President, anything that will be anti progress to Nigeria greatness and
democracy should be prevented or dealt with immediately rather than
procrastinating. The Nigerian people and particularly your government must
be proactive against anti progressive policy and structure, formation and
forces; and to rid off the nation of every contamination. Sir, without iota of
doubt, the office of the First Lady is an unfriendly friend that has continued
to corrupt, corrode and counterfeit the system of governance in this country.
The office of the First Lady is not by force, but by choice because it is not
entrenched in our constitution. It only came on board because of the
circumstances surrounding our political history - the political brouhaha of
1960s which led to military rule in Nigeria. The office is believed to be a cog
and obstruction to the nation’s democracy, progress, fruitfulness and
fulfillment.
One. Critically, examining the office, we would realize that not all Nigerian
presidents’ wife have the same quality, character, knowledge and
understanding of politics. While some are friendly, orderly, decent,
submissive and discipline, some are tyrants at home. Thus it is not every
First Lady that can positively contribute to the goal and objective, dream,
achievement and greatness of his spouse. And it Nigeria must deal with the
issue of bribery and corruption, lawlessness and indiscipline, lavish and
reckless spending of government money, looting and embezzlement to its
root, the office of the First Lady must be scraped off. Behind every
successful man there is a woman.
Two. Quite a number of well meaning Nigerians know the height of calamity
and disaster that the office has brought to our corporate existing and
economic growth since 1999, or since the office was created about four
decades ago. Living a life of total obedience to the rule of law and
constituted authority, and total allegiance to Nigeria nation is not a matter of
duty but absolute necessity. It is to be fully dedicated and devoted to loving
one’s own fatherland and fellow Nigerians.
Three. Breaking new grounds for effective change and transformation or
taking the nation to the next level would require extra effort, selfless
sacrifice, sincerity of purpose and genuineness of heart. Our heroes past

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were able to break new grounds or effect positive change because their
wife played private or silent roles. It is better to guide against or prevent
whatever can further affect our progress and the future of the incoming
generations now, rather than to manage it. We are not in the military rule
but civilian government where things are done according to the rule of law
and constitution of the land.
Four. The life of total obedience, commitment, loyalty and total allegiance
centres on the life of faith and belief in the practice, goal and objective of
our founding fathers and heroes past and the unity and oneness, peace
and harmony, love and progress of our great country – Nigeria. It also
includes a good sense of knowledge of our past errors and misfortunes and
to seek the way out. When we become one and united for meaningful
development, it will prepare us for a new nation and destiny.
In light of this, what many well meaning Nigerians are mostly concerned
about in our present political dispensation is: What kind of a nation or
society are becoming? Are we growing in our love for our fatherland –
Nigeria and fellow Nigerian? Are we becoming less selfish, less
ethnocentric and more attracted to national interest and selfless service?
Are we focus on Nigeria unity and oneness, peace and harmony, love and
progress and not just wrapped up in our own personal affairs and ethnic
interest? Mr. President, we must remember that the choice we make today
will determine the future of our great country and the generation yet unborn.
The only way to have the best of leadership and governance in Nigeria is to
phase out the office of the First Lady.
Conclusion
This strategy becomes their overall approach, method or way of defining
how we can build a systemic, lasting and formidable structure such that will
keep, bind or hold us together, unite us, foster deeper love and effective
communication, promote economic growth, industrial revolution, political
stability, maturity and maturation such that we can commit into the hand of
our younger ones now and later.
The fact that the premiered system of government and provisions are quite
fit into the present socio-political and economic reality in the country calls
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can only be realised in a conducive environment, thus require concerted
efforts and sacrifice of all Nigerians. Following this arrangement and
provisions, Nigeria would be nationally one people and one destiny, and in
a far greater way an industrial giant not only in Africa but the world at large.
Not just Nigeria alone would benefit from the new system of administration
and arrangement but other African nations and the world at large.

ABOUT IMUPA
PREAMBLE
The International Movement for the Unity and Progress of Africa (IMUPA), Nigeria
chapter is a liberation movement. It is a gathering or constitution of nationalists
and political pathfinders whose object is to liberate Nigeria and Africa in general.
It is a movement that represents the good interest of Nigeria unity and oneness,
peace and harmony, love and progress; preparing the right path way for good
governance, leadership, economic growth, friendship and political stability,
maturation and general progress of our great country – Nigeria and Africa in
general.
The Movement is worrisome of the deplorable state of the nation and a number of
counterfeits that have sneaked into our body politics and system of administration
and justice delivery, and desecrated it; which daily affect the rate of our national
development and corporate existing, economic growth and political stability.
Before now, Nigeria would have made great significant impact and greater
achievements globally if our leaders had not yielded to second thought, tribal
prejudice, religious bigotry and sentiment. Today while many nations of the world
are making significant progress by the day and those behind are struggling to
make headlong, Nigeria our fatherland is making progress in tribal prejudice,
discrimination, segregation, political disharmony and religious sentiment.
We take pride in the wrong doings of our leaders just because he/she is from our
own tribe or section of the country. We do say Nigeria is one nation and one
destiny, yet divided and competing against one another in the way we handle
national issues. While one will say: I am from the North, another will say: I am
from the South-south or Niger Delta. Another will say: I am from the East (Ibo) or
West (Yoruba). No doubt Nigeria is richly blessed with human and natural
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discrimination, segregation, religious sentiment etc. which we must all rise up to
contend with and avert once and for all.

ARTICLE OF FAITH
We rest on the faith and belief, goal and objective of our founding fathers and
heroes past who had objective revelation of God’s love for our great country –
Nigeria and amalgamated us, and who fought the nation’s independence and civil
war to liberate and unite us. Now to be called a citizen of Nigeria, the giant of
Africa, the most populated African nation and the first black race nation in the
world is a great honor and privilege that stemmed out of the selfless love, life and
sacrificial living of our heroes past. Their labour must not be in vain.
We make our boast and confidence in their excellent service and pledge our
loyalty and commitment to uphold their faith and belief, goal and objectives, to
faithfully walk in harmony for the unity and oneness, fame and glory of our great
country – Nigeria; and to seek for the good welfare of Nigerians wherever they
may be in the four corners of the world. SO HELP US GOD.

AIM AND OBJECTIVES


The aim of the Movement is to make Nigeria and other African leaders to be more
conscious of making good names and leaving behind godly legacy, than
amassing unnecessary wealth. While the objectives are:
(i) To rid our nation of evils (greed, selfish ambition, tribal prejudice,
segregation, dichotomy, ethnic interest, religious sentiment and bigotry)
making some of our leaders to trample on the masses with impunity.
(ii) To reconcile all tribal groups and various political class and sections of the
country.
(iii) To resuscitate, revamp, reconsolidate and resolidify the nation’s economy,
politics and corporate existing.
(iv) To subjugate bribery and corruption, strike, poverty and penury,
unemployment, crimes and criminalities, lawlessness and indiscipline, lack
of accountability and transparency, insecurity of life and property etc.
(v) To improve the general welfare and standard of living of all Nigerians.
(vi) To explore the whole gamut of the nation’s resources (human and natural)
to aid economic growth, industrial and political stability of the country.

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(vii) To raise up dedicated, devoted and Godfearing men and women of integrity
that will lead the nation to the promised land.
(viii) To subjugate incessant shift of base from one political party to another,
apostasy, interparty alliance, lack of submission to rule of law and
constituted breach of trust and oath of office etc.

INTRODUCTION
BACKGROUND
As a body of nationalist, political pathfinder, and a liberation movement, we
believe that the future is rooted in the past, and the goals and objectives set today
will determine how the future would be. Looking at the hall of history today, the
tendencies and pursuits, thoughts, deeds and events that characterize the
present period of history, those philosophies and values, lifestyle of ours that
hinder our peaceful co-existence, brotherly affection, economic growth and
political stability, there is need for strong political will and direction.
First and foremost, what we are experiencing in our body politics and national
lives today is vastly different from all we saw, heard or read in history. The
present system of administration or practice today teaches us to share, zone, and
rotate all things among the various tribes, religious groups, class, age and
sections of the country. But such was not the thought, belief, teachings and
practices of our forefathers. And what most Nigerians are interested about and
advocated for are faithful Nigeria leaders or servants who will honestly and most
sincerely, freely and cheerfully serve the nation and people of Nigeria, regardless
of ethnic nationality or religious background.
Secondly, some group of individuals believe the abolition of concentration of
power and wealth of the nation at the centre, federal character, quota system,
state of origin, catchment area, zone and zoning, age, sex and academic
segregation, north and south dichotomy, Christian and Muslim, Hausa, Yoruba,
Ibo etc dichotomy will lead to marginalization, or subjugation. Whereas, of a truth,
our forefathers did not so teach us or instruct us. What they taught or instructed
us, however, was that Nigeria is one, and whosoever seeks or receives political
power, office or mandate receives the mandate of total allegiance and
commitment to the Federal Republic of Nigeria regardless of his/her ethnic
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Thirdly, the game of politics in Nigeria context is likened to lukewarm water found
in our streets, which is good for nothing. The Nigerian politics has become
worthless and lost its value and quality. The politics of nearby country – Ghana is
rated higher in quality and standard as opposed to ours which is full of impurities
and excesses. At least we expect our politicians to maintain a high level of
decency, morality, discipline and integrity but the reverse is the case. Also they
are known to be no keeper of electioneering campaign promises.
Fourthly, in those days Nigeria was well known for hospitality, care, and charity,
vision and wealth. Agriculture and banking, education, good medical care,
research and development, industrialization, good working and living
environment, regular payment of workers’ salary and allowances, regular supply
of electricity and water were governments’ top priority. Much emphasis were
placed on education, health, professionalism, apprenticeship, hardworking, dignity
of labour. This is because our forefathers believe that true wealth is only found or
gotten in them. But today the whole system has been turned upside down,
bastardised, adulterated, infiltrated and counterfeited.
Fifthly, in Nigeria today, what dominate the national discus most and the pages of
newspapers, radios and telecast is the state of the nation. The collapse of capital
market and fall of naira, fall of education and health care, poor standard of living,
economic recession and depression, poverty and unemployment, bribery and
corruption, crimes and criminalities, insecurity of life and property, lawlessness
and indiscipline.
Politically, the indiscriminate shift of base from one political party to another,
apostasy, inter party alliance, political violence and fragmentation, unhealthy
rivalries and sharp practices, lack of respect for rule of law and constitution, party
guidelines and constituted authority, breach of trust and oath of office, over
ambition, overestimation of one’s self, talent and gift, pride etc.
Actually, a discuss about the deplorable state of the nation is essential and called
for. One can imagine a nation that has been faring well and economically buoyant
and of a sudden and gradually the economy collapsed and the citizens suffer all
about. No doubt, the economy of the country and politics are not in proper shape,
that is why the country cannot move forward and stagnation all over places. There
is need to identify the main cause(s) of our pains and hardships; groaning and
sufferings, and to discover the point of dislocation as well. Knowing the main

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source and the point of dislocation will enable us relocate and move forward. This
necessitated the Nigeria project for the better today and greater tomorrow to
enable us break new grounds.

NIGERIA PROJECT FOR BETTER TODAY AND GREATER TOMORROW


For Nigeria to move forward and peace to reign, there are lots of things to put in
place and to contend with as well. This brings about the desire to revive, promote
the socio-political life, activity and legacy of our great heroes of blessed memory
who sincerely served the nation without sentiment or compromise and to promote
essentially the things left behind – the regional system of government and its
provisions. Also to be on the vanguard for our present and future leaders and
incoming generations to follow the right path as lay down by our heroes past. Of
interest to us are:
(i) The content of the characters and behaviors of our heroes past, particularly
the selfless love and sacrificial life and living of Late Sages Lt. Col.
Adekunle Fajuyi, Sir Ahmadu Bello, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Dr. Nnamdi
Azikiwe, Alh. Tafawa Balewa, Chief Anthony Enahoro, and the hosts of
others that brought honor and glory to Nigeria nation and Africa at large.
(ii) The activity of the Judiciary, Legislators and Provincial heads during their
servanthood and leadership service to the nation
(iii) The roles of traditional leaders, labour unions, civil society, professional
bodies, Nigerians in Diaspora and the media houses.
The Movement is equally concerned with
(i) the form and content of our political life and practices today that are
corrupting our system, sickening and weakening our economy, democracy
and relationship as well as
(ii) the form and content of our constitution and acts of parliament affecting and
retarding the progress of our great nation;
(iii) the content of our character and behaviors as citizens of Nigeria that hinder
the progress of our great nation and the way forward.

Therefore the Nigeria project for the better today and greater tomorrow is a
project of intervention, rejuvenation, transformation and reformation:
1. To correct all the abnormalities in public service and to restore orderliness
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sincerity, dignity of labour and hardwork into our system of administration
and justice delivery.
2. To promote unity and oneness, peace and harmony, love and progress of
Nigeria nation.
3. To restore, maintain and improve the quality of education, and health,
research, training and development in Nigeria.
4. To improve the quality of life and condition of service of Nigerian workers,
and to make life easy, comfortable and enjoyable for aged and retired
parents and grandparents – disabled persons, orphans, widows and
motherless children.
5. To help promote professionalism, apprenticeship, vocational training,
dignity of labour, hardworking, indigenous contractors, and manufacturing
industries and consulting firms.
6. To stop short cuts, quick fixings, cutting corners, bribery and corruption,
lawlessness and indiscipline, crimes and criminality and encourage dignity
of labour and hardworking.
7. To help restore, maintain, improve the general living standard and welfare
of all Nigerians.
8. To help stop incessant shift of base from one political party to another,
strike, apostasy, inter-party alliance, lack of respect for rule of law and
constitution, party guidelines and constituted authority, breach of trust and
oath of office.
9. To put an end to rigging, thuggery, political violence, unhealthy rivalries and
sharp practices, internal wrangling and discords, fear, panic, worry and
anxiety, regret, bankruptcy, untimely death that go with elections and
electioneering in Nigeria.

Within the history of our great country Nigeria, there have been divergent views
on the amalgamation of the country. On the one hand, some define the
amalgamation as most unfortunate, absurd, uncalled for and considered the
initiators as very myopic. On the other hand, many interpret the amalgamation
quite positively, and the initiators are considered as men of faith, value, and realist
who saw great joy and happiness in people of different background, culture, and
tongue working and living together as a nation and people.

In line with the latter view above, this cause is embarked upon to demonstrate our
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of our heroes past, show our belief and faith in the unity and oneness, peace and
harmony, love and progress of our great country Nigeria and to prove to us that
we should live Godly and joyous life with one another though tribe and tongue
may differ.
MISSION
To reestablish a new commonwealth national government and humanity that will
renew Nigerians faith and belief, absolute loyalty and faithfulness, and total
allegiance to Nigeria nation

VISION
1. To restore the nation’s lost fortunes, name, fame, glory, image, identity and
credibility.

YEARNING AND ASPIRATION


The state of the nation has continued to be a source of worry, grief, and sorrow to
some well meaning Nigerians most especially when we consider the past with the
present perception. We need no mere fruitless academic exercise to prove that
we operate a divisive and subtractive system of administration and leadership in
Nigeria. The divide and rule system is not only in operation, it has torn us apart
and collapsed the whole institution and settings of our fathers.
Thus our yearning and aspiration are centered on the unity and oneness, peace
and harmony, love and progress of Nigeria nation, and some key areas of our
national life, politics, and economy. Some of these revolve around the socio-
political and economic challenges of ours as enumerated below:
1. Ethnicity, sectionalism, nepotism, favoritism, godfatherism, and religious
sentiment or prejudice and second thought.
2. Molestation, subjugation, intimidation, victimization, relegation,
marginalization and neglect of Nigerian workers, students, professionals,
indigenous contractors and consulting firms, manufacturing companies,
youths, aged and retired parents and grandparents, widows, disabled
persons, orphans and motherless children.
3. Bribery and corruption, poverty and penury, hunger and starvation,
wretchedness and nakedness, unemployment, lawlessness and indiscipline,
crime and criminality, insecurity of life and property;

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4. Collapse of economy and business activity, banks and other allied financial
institutions, aviation, power (Electricity), industries, corporate organization
and government agencies, naira value and capital market;
5. Political fragmentation: incessant shift from one political party to another,
inter party alliance, breach of trust and oath of office, lack of faithfulness to
party guidelines, constitution and rule of law, conflicting incentives,
constituency allocation, lack of decorum, monopolistic and arbitrary use of
power.
6. Bastardisation, adulteration and infiltration of public service with federal
character, quota system, state of origin, catchment area, zone and zoning,
academic, age, and sex segregation, north and south dichotomy, Christian
and Muslim, Yoruba, Hausa, Ibo, Tiv, Ijaw etc dichotomy; office of the First
Lady, concentration of power and wealth of the nation at the centre, politically
motivated tribal and sectional groups, organization and forum.
The other areas of interest are quite positive and suggest permanent solutions to
our socio-political crisis and ailing economy. The Premiered system of
government.
The concept of Premiered system of government was based on the
commonwealth nature of ours and political ideology of our heroes past and
system of administration whereby the government of each region (under a
premier leader) was given the power to control the nation’s wealth (human and
natural resources) in its region to provide numerous valuable advantages for its
citizens in the overall interest and development of the country. Thus instead of
having Parliamentary system of government and Prime Minister, we now have
Premiered system of government and Premier. Also instead of having Governor,
we have Governor-Generals. The Premiered system of government involves the
following processes:
1. The merger of the existing thirty six (36) states and seven hundred and
seventy four (774) local government councils into twelve (12) united
commonwealth regions of Nigeria nation and two hundred and ninety nine
(299) provinces nation (1967 -76).
2. The fusion of the existing ninety one (91) registered political parties into two
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namely: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of Nigeria, and The All
Progressive Congress (APC) of Nigeria; and independent candidate.
3. Abolition of presidential system of government and instituting the premiered
system of government.
4. Abolition of general election and instituting universal electoral college and
commonwealth elections respectively.
5. Abolition of federal, state and local government councils and instituting
central, region, and province.
6. Deleting the word ‘Federal” Republic of Nigeria and replace with
Commonwealth Republic of Nigeria.
7. Dissolving the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and instituting Central, Regional
and Provincial Police service, Command and Commission.
8. Abolition of the office of First Lady and celebration of it.
9. Abolition of Federal Constitution and instituting a new constitution for
Commonwealth Republic of Nigeria.
10. A new Premiered Assembly and act of Commonwealth Parliament of Nigeria.
The main features include:
1. The twelve (12) United Commonwealth Regions of Nigeria nation and Two
hundred and ninety nine (299) provinces nation.
2. The Premier of Nigeria.
3. The Governor-General (e.g. East Central region).
4. The Central Commissioner.
5. The Senate.
6. The House of Commonwealth People of Nigeria.
7. The Commonwealth People’s Republic of Nigeria.
8. The Commonwealth Peoples national Assembly.
9. The Joint Commonwealth Peoples National Assembly.
10. The Regions.
11. The Provinces.
12. The General Administrator.
13. Two political party system.
14. Universal Electoral College and Commonwealth Election.
15. The Commonwealth Rule and System of Administration.
16. The Constitution of the Commonwealth Peoples Republic of Nigeria.
17. The Commonwealth Parliamentary System and acts of Parliament.
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18. The Central, Regional and Provincial Police Service Command and
Commission
19. The Two-point-two Commonwealth safety agenda (Save Nigeria agenda).

CONCLUSION
Freedom is the most common political slogan or language often employed by the
nationalists and politicians to demonstrate their willingness for positive change.
The term freedom denotes safety of lives and property, liberation from oppression
and suppression, and from the habit and dominion of crimes. But today our
society is dominated by various forms of crimes, oppression and suppression,
injustice, inequality, insecurity of life and property etc which we must all rise up to
contend with and avert once and for all.
Complacency and doubt are threats to national development that can make one
lose sight of a battle that ought to be won. And to be complacent is to remain
adamant and to be adamant is to keep dragging or procrastinating. There must be
a strong desire now to grow up, move forward and make our great country –
Nigeria greater, to embrace reality and wisdom and let go all forms of prejudices,
second thought or religious sentiment, dichotomy and segregation that hinder the
rate of our national growth and corporate existence.
God bless Nigeria, God bless Africa.

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IMUPA MEMBERS
1. Samuel Olaleye - National Coordinator - 08036615015,
08085654138
2. Bar. Ogar Egorp - Secretary - 08085310259
3. Dr. SMC Ezeugwu - Asst. National Coord. - 07037542993
4. Comr. Okoh Austin - Public Secretary - 07036603294
5. Comr. Adewara F.G. (Mrs.) - Member - 08023773990
6. Comr. Maureen Udeh (Mrs.) - Member - 08023333599
7. Akeredolu Sola - Member - 08036650857
8. Engr. Mujeeb Olugbade - Member - 08033483890
9. Dr. Oyebode - Member - 08068969580
10. Comr. Kushimo L.O. - Member -
11. Olanipekun Augusto - Member -
12. Abraham Osagede - Member -
13. Halima Ibrahim - Member -
14. Joe Abah - Member - 08030824855
15. Cyril Asuperi - Member - 08038307531
16. Bar. Adeniji R. B. - Member - 08023404990

Yours faithfully,

Samuel Olaleye

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